Artistic research and transdisciplinar cooperation at MIT
Gyorgy Kepes, Hungarian artist and founder of the Center for Advances Visual Studies (CAVS) at Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge/USA, propagandises “art on a civic scale”. His series of publications Visions and Value, due to its comprehensiveness over disciplines, not only depicted an huge influence on other artists, but also affected scientists beyond the field of the MIT. The CAVS became the epicentre of artists interested in a research orientated environment. Kepes and his successor Otto Piene, member of the group ZERO, focus on the interdependancy of art, science and research.
How do we nowadays support such a cooperation? What is our understanding of artistic research? Is this a way of exploiting art? How does art intervene or get involved in the arrangement of a society? In her talk, Ute Meta Bauer will respond to these questions and furthermore depict the MIT’s efforts to connect artistic research and doctrine.
An event of the Kunstbüro Baden-Württemberg, in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.
Subsequently, a talk from the series Über Kunst between Ute Meta Bauer and Nikolai B. Forstbauer takes place at the Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese at 8pm.
Ute Meta Bauer was artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart between 1990 and 1994. Since 2005 she is associate professor at MIT as head of the MIT Visual Art Program. In 2009 she was founder of the ACT – Program in Art, Culture and Technology at MIT.