December 16th 2009 6.30-8.30 pm
Wednesday, December 16th, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Corso di Porta Nuova, 38
On Wednesday the 16th of December from 6.30 pm, You are cordially invited at Cardi Black Box for Conversation#2.
The gallery, currently exhibiting Produzione Bayrle, a solo show by German artist Thomas Bayrle, is pleased announce a new public talk.
Protagonists: Thomas Bayrle, Wolf Singer, scientist and director of Frankfurt’s Max Planck Institute, and Giulio Giorello, philosopher of science at the University of Milano.
Conversation#2 will develop from a dialogue between Prof. Singer and Thomas Bayrle on the relationship between the brain, analysed from a scientific point of view, and t he visual and conceptual approach experimented by the artist since the Sixties. According to the German scientist’s revolutionary theory the brain is composed of infinite chains of cells organised without a real hierarchy or specific localisation: theory that recalls the construction of the images in Thomas Bayrle’s work. The presence of Prof. Giorello, with his experience between mathematics and philosophy, allows for a bridge between the two disciplines, suggesting the possibility of new interpretations and contaminations.
The Conversation will take place in English.
Cardi Black Box’s Conversation# consists in a series of encounters dedicated to the diverse themes of the contemporary cultural debate and are inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions programme. Different guests are invited to participate: artists, critics, journalists, intellectuals and cultural producers, musicians and scientists. Their interactions generate conversations in which also the public is involved: not as simple listeners but a protagonists called to intervene in the debate with questions and observations.
About the invited speakers:
Thomas Bayrle, seminal figure in Germany together with artists like Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, is regarded as the pioneer of the German Pop movement, despite his approach to the iconography of mass consumerism is ideologically different. The artist of the artists, like he is often defined because of his role as professor and mentor at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule, since 1960, Thomas Bayrle has produced a rich corpus of works, influenced also by his experimentations with music, design, publishing, graphics and political activism.
Wolf Singer, who studied medicine in Munich and Paris, is since 1981 the director of Frankfurt’s Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. In 2004, he founded the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Cognitive Sciences, of which he is also director. His research focuses on the study of cognitive processes and neuronal communication. Since 1997, Bayrle and Singer have been collaborating on projects such as the Laboratory show in Antwerp (1997).
Giulio Giorello is a philosopher of science, expert in the history of science and mathematics. With a degree in philosophy (1968), and one in mathematics (1971) from the University of Milano, he has been focusing his research on disciplines connecting physics with mathematics as well as on themes related to scientific changes and the connections between science, ethics and politics.
Information for the public
Cardi Black Box
Corso di Porta Nuova, 38
Tel. +39 02 45478189
Fax +39 02 45478120
Fro m Tuesday to Saturday 10-19
Closed on Mondays
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