Pasadena Arts Council, ArtCenter Line Up Symposium on Convergence of Art and Science

Published : Friday, June 16, 2017 | 6:03 PM

Pasadena Arts Council and ArtCenter College of Design will present the symposium, Free Radicals: Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science, the newest program of the Arts Council’s AxS (art + science) Initiatives.

Free Radicals will present a robust, two-day program of artist talks, performances, and presentations. Rather than focus on one specific thematic, the symposium will present an array of diverse viewpoints and approaches to the intersection of art and science. Cybernetics, space research, Earth sciences, media archeology, and museology, will all be addressed and positioned within a greater conversation that recognizes the allied importance of both the arts and the sciences to the dynamic tenor of our time.

Symposium Schedule*

July 8
9:30am – Coffee and breakfast pastries
10:00 – Keynote Presentation: Margaret Wertheim
10:30 – Dan Goods and David Delgado
11:00 – Ciara Ennis
11:30 – Erkki Huhtamo
12:00pm – Richard Chartier (Performance)

Lunch Break (the cafeteria at ArtCenter will be open)
1:30 – Flora Weigmann & Nina Waisman
2:00 – Jay Belloli
2:30 – Christina Ondrus
3:00 – Stephen Nowlin (Gallery Tour + Q&A)

July 9
9:30am – Coffee and breakfast pastries
10:00 – The Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection, MIT
10:45 – Metabolic Studio
11:15 – Andrea Polli
11:45 – Alex Schweder
12:15pm – Sarah Rara

Lunch Break (Cafeteria will be closed, please plan accordingly)
1:45 – Jessica Rath
2:15 – Channing Hansen
2:45 – Masood Kamandy

*Schedule and presenters subject to change

On view at ArtCenter during Free Radicals at the Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design will be the exhibition ECLIPSE, co-curated by Williamson Gallery director Stephen Nowlin and Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff, in association with New York Historical Society Curator of Drawings Roberta J.M. Olson and Lick Observatory artist and curator Anthony Misch. In addition to works of contemporary art by Lita Albuquerque, Russell Crotty, Stephen Dankner, Rosemarie Fiore and Jacqueline Woods, as well as historical paintings by Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934), the exhibit will include astronomical artifacts from the Lick Observatory and Carnegie Observatories, historical artifacts sourced from the Huntington Library, and projections from NASA sources.

Free Radicals: Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science has been made possible with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, and in-kind support from GuestHaus Residency.







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