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Free Radicals: Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science

July 7—8, 2017 | 9:30 AM — 4:00 PM

Fulcrum Arts and the Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design will present the symposium, Free Radicals: Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science, the newest program of Fulcrum Arts’ 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
Lunch Break (the cafeteria at ArtCenter will be open)
1:00pm – Richard Chartier (Performance)
1:30 – Flora Weigmann & Nina Waisman
2:00 – Jay Belloli
2:30 – Christina Ondrus
3:00 – Stephen Nowlin
3:30 – Beer & Wine Reception at the Williamson Gallery

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

During Free Radicals, the exhibition ECLIPSE will be on view at ArtCenter’s Williamson Gallery, 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, ArtCenter’s Department of Humanities and Sciences, and in-kind support from GuestHaus Residency.

ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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