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Worldly Worlding: Curating the Imaginal Fields of Science and Art

Giuseppe Penone, Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone) (detail), 2004–2010. Bronze and stone. Karlsaue Park, Kassel. Photo: Roman Mensing, courtesy dOCUMENTA (13).

Giuseppe Penone, Idee di Pietra (Ideas of Stone) (detail), 2004–2010. Bronze and stone. Karlsaue Park, Kassel. Photo: Roman Mensing, courtesy dOCUMENTA (13).

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Harvard Northwest Building, B-103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Worldly Worlding: Curating the Imaginal Fields of Science and Art
Lecture

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University

Curator, author, and researcher Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev served as artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13) from 2008 to 2012. In this lecture, she questions how we define artistic practice and research, using examples of artwork and displays created for dOCUMENTA (13), held in Kassel, Germany, in 2012. She further investigates how exhibits based on the accepted separation between fields of inquiry—between the physical and social sciences and art—may be reimagined for the purpose of a worldly ecology, coevolution, and flourishing. Through this reimagining, we can see new object/patterns—and make clear why matter matters.

Free admission

Complimentary event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and the Harvard Art Museums as part of the Harvard Museums’ Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice.

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