A reception for the AR – Artistic Research project will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 4 in the Media Lab Complex lobby at MIT, in the presence of the curators, artist Attila Csörgö, and György Kepes’ daughter, Juliet Kepes Stone. The reception will be followed by Turning Out the Space, a lecture featuring artist Attila Csörgö.
AR – Artistic Research is a one-year collaborative project between the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology and the Munich-based Siemens Stiftung. The project explores artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, science and technology, unfolding in multiple formats over the academic year 2010-2011, including a series of displays at MIT’s Media Lab Complex.
AR – Artistic Research juxtaposes documentation of works by Hungarian artist Attila Csörgö and rarely exhibited photograms and polaroids by MIT professor and founder of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, György Kepes. Jae Rhim Lee’s installation is part of her larger artistic and scientific inquiry Infinity Burial Project, while Faivovich & Nicolás’ work explores the cultural impact of the Campo del Cielo meteorites. AR – Artistic Research is co-curated by Ute Meta Bauer, associate professor and head of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology; and Thomas D. Trummer, curator of visual arts, Siemens Stiftung.
Both the reception and lecture are free and open to the public.