In conjunction with the final days of the Kandinsky exhibition on view through January 13, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is pleased to announce The Universe Resounds: Kandinsky, Synesthesia, and Art, an interdisciplinary examination of painting, synesthesia, and abstraction from modern to contemporary times, including from the perspectives of art history, neuroscience, music, film, physics, and performance. A reception and exhibition viewing follows the symposium.
Topics and Speakers:
Kandinsky’s Synesthetic Vision: Color/Sound/Word/Image
Magdalena Dabrowski, Special Consultant, Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Notes on Kandinsky and Schönberg
James Leggio, Head of Publications, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Kandinsky’s Legacy in Film and Popular Culture
Kerry Brougher, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Courtesy the Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles
Neuroscience and Music
David Soldier, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology, Columbia University Medical School, New York, with Brad Garton, Director of the Columbia Computer Music Studio, Columbia University, New York
Matthew Ritchie, artist, New York
Caroline Jones, Professor of Art History and Director, History Theory Criticism Section, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Martin Segal Theatre
The City University of New York Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York City
Science & the Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Sackler Center for Arts Education are pleased to announce an Eyetracking Forum. This session for art and science professionals examines the science of eyetracking from multiple perspectives, including filmmaking, interface technology, psychology, and data visualization, and concludes with an exhibition walkthrough.
Adrienne Klein and Grahame Weinbren
– Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, O.D., Ph.D., is the former Chairman of the Department of Vision Sciences at SUNY State College of Optometry, New York, whose current research involves normal and abnormal oculomotor systems.
– Isaac Dimitrovsky is a programmer who lives and works in New York.
– Rebecca Shulman Herz is Senior Education Manager of the Learning Through Art program at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and author of Looking at Art in the Classroom: Art Investigations from the Guggenheim Museum (Teachers College Press, 2010).
– Bruce Homer is Associate Professor for the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
– Adrienne Klein is Co-Director of Science & the Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center.
– Ken Perlin is Professor of Computer Science at New York University, directing the NYU Games for Learning Institute.
– John F. Simon, Jr. is a practicing new media artist who works with LCD screens and computer programming.
– Paula Stuttman is an artist, independent art lecturer, and part-time Assistant Professor at the New School, New York.
– Grahame Weinbren is an interactive filmmaker whose work is represented in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum; he is also a member of the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York.
– George A. Zikos, O.D., M.S., directs the Manhattan Vision Associates/Institute Vision Research, New York.