The project art*science has arrived at its second edition and is beginning a three-year programme (2018-2020) to explore issues surrounding climate change and the role art can play in interpreting the significant changes our planet faces to make us more aware of them. The aim of the project is to foster constructive dialogue which will lead to critical reflections on themes such as “green ideas”, “sustainability”, re-use and re-cycling, alternative and renewable energies, the environment as habitat and the concept of “Nature” – all issues that have become very popular, sometimes in contradictory ways.
The opening event, “From the Mediterranean to the Pacific: Dialogue across Seas”, will take place on 27 July 2018, from 9:30 to 13:30 at MUSA (Salt Museum) in Cervia. Later, at 17:00, a guided visit at the Cervia Salt Pans is scheduled and an evening videoconference in collaboration with “Vital Transformations”, a series of events on art and climate change which takes place simultaneously in New Plymouth, in New Zealand. This is intended to create a connection between two sea locations that are geographically poles apart. The MUSA will also feature the interactive installation by Elaine Whittaker e Roberta Buiani, a reflection on salt and its dual power of creation and destruction.
art*science is a series of events, conferences, exhibitions, workshops and publications exploring the relations between expressive art forms, scientific disciplines and technologies. Art, science and technology are ways of recounting the present and imagining the future, a viewpoint from which to reflect on our current state of affairs and an incentive to imagine the future. The first edition, in 2017, was organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leonardo, a journal published by MIT Press and the most authoritative voice internationally concerned with the relations between art and science.
From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas, opening event of art*science 2018: Art & Climate Change, curated by Pier Luigi Capucci e Roberta Buiani, in collaboration with Nina Czegledy and with the participation of Ian Clothier.
Cervia – Milano Marittima, July 27 – 28, 2018, Please visit here the website for the complete and updated calendar of events.