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Event: First Symposium on Research Art

2012 February 9
by Tedb0t

The New York Society for Research Art presents a gathering of artists, curators, gallerists and theorists to investigate and debate the role of scientific and technological experiment in contemporary art practice—when is an artwork a science project, and when is a science project an artwork?  Our guest speakers will present a variety of perspectives on the topic, ranging from historical to curatorial to practical to economical.  The talks will be followed by an open panel discussion to address and debate the presented ideas interactively with the audience.

The event is free and open to the public! Register on EventBrite (and please consider a donation!).  Also check out the Facebook Event.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Georgia Krantz, Education Manager, Guggenheim
  • Kyle McDonald, Artist
  • Luther Davis, Artist
  • Keynote by Ted Hayes and Alex Dodge, Artists

Presenter Biographies:

Georgia Krantz works full-time as the Education Manager for Adult Interpretive Programs at the Guggenheim Museum.  She is an art historian with extensive teaching experience from Ancient to Contemporary Art.  She is Adjunct Professor at the New School as well as ITP, and lectures at the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography.  Over the past few years she has been involved in several outside projects including an NEA-funded educational website for the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, and Vital Visionaries, a study by the National Institute on Aging on the value of art for promoting intergenerational communication.  She has an MA in Art History (Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art), and is working on her Ph.D dissertation in Modern Art.

Kyle McDonald works with sounds and codes, exploring translation, contextualization, and similarity. With a background in philosophy and computer science, he strives to integrate intricate processes and structures with accessible, playful realizations that often have a do-it-yourself, open-source aesthetic.

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