Conference. What can art do for science?

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curator: Ryszard W. Kluszczyński

What can art do for science?

The thesis that art has significantly transformed as a result of its contacts with science is no longer doubted. Indeed, a new area of artistic practices has appeared, known as Art&Science, SciArt or art@science. The changes to which art succumbed in effect of its closer relations with science took place in all art dimensions and aspects, both in terms of the materials and instruments used, as well as the methods applied in the artistic processes, in the created forms, the subject matter, as well as the most fundamental aesthetic issues, such as the status of the creative process, the concept of the work of art or the structure and the nature of the viewer’s experience.

Art research has been keeping up with the developments above, progressing with ever greater force and reaching in their diversity beyond the issues that art has been traditionally dealing with. Thus artists are now entering domains once strictly reserved to science. The number of such projects, their nature and scope, as well we their results and consequences provoke questions not only about what science has given art, but also what art can give science.

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Part I: May 14, 10:30-12:30

Powitanie: Violetta Kutlubasis-Krajewska i Piotr Krajewski

Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (PL), Lodz University

Olga Kisseleva (FR), Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris
Artist as Researcher: New Processes and New Materials in Contemporary Art

Ingeborg Reichle (DE), Humboldt University in Berlin
Art, Science, and Society: When Art Becomes Institutionalized Social Practice

Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (PL), Lodz University
art@science vis-à-vis citizen science: Knowledge Production in the Wiki World

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Part II: May 14, 13:30-16:00

Roger Malina (US), University of Texas, Dallas
The Crisis in Data Representation: Re-imagining Ways of Exploring and Inhabiting Data

Joanna Zylinska (UK), Goldsmiths College, London University
Fossils as Media: Photography After Extinction

Monika Bakke (PL), Adama Mickiewicza University in Poznań
Plant-Body Art: Why Plants Don’t Need to be Misunderstood

Andreas Broeckmann (DE), Leuphana University of Lüneburg
The Difficult Dialogue Between “Art” and “Science