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Event Series: Art x Science

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Upcoming Events 2024

Art in the Age of AI by Refik Anadol

May 3, 2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Art x Science Talk

Since 2016, Refik Anadol Studio has been conducting interdisciplinary research on the relation between the human mind, aesthetics, machine learning technologies, and architecture. Coining the terms “AI Data Painting,” “AI Data Sculpture,” and “latent city,” Anadol has been reflecting on new multi-sensory forms of narrating collective memory in physical and virtual spaces and inviting his audience to imagine alternative, AI-imagined realities. 

In this talk, Anadol will share the research and production journeys of his Los Angeles-based Studio's internationally renowned artworks, which collectively offer a dramatic rethinking of our many environments. The artist will also shed light on his most recent interdisciplinary collaborations with various scientists and communities around the world to build a bridge between beautiful data and meaningful aesthetics.

The talk will take place online with a subsequent Q&A session.

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Past Events 2024

Public Guided Tour: Art at the University of Zurich with Dr. Kathrin Frauenfelder

March 28, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Building University of Zurich, Main Entrance Rämistrasse

The University of Zurich: Art and Architecture, New Forms of Art (Part III)
The university building was repeatedly rebuilt and adapted to the growing number of students. Rooms were extended and redesigned, often with massive interventions in the fabric of the building. In the course of these changes, new works of art were acquired through competitions or direct commissions. In this guided tour, we will discuss questions of art and architecture, focusing on works by Carlo Vivarelli, Adrian Schiess, Pipilotti Rist and Santiago Calatrava. 


Public Guided Tour: Art at the University of Zurich with Dr. Kathrin Frauenfelder

January 25, 2024 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irchelpark, in front of the entrance of the State Archives of the Canton of Zurich

The University of Zurich: Art on the Irchel Campus (Part II)
For the design of the new university campus, a nationwide public competition was announced in the 1970s to promote artistic design. Out of the 500 submitted projects, 21 were realized. Who were these artists, and how did the art concepts on the campus evolve during the various construction stages? We will be looking at works by artists such as Florin Granwehr, Gottfried Honegger, Marguerite Hersberger, and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Past Events 2023

Public Guided Tour: Art at the University of Zurich with Dr. Kathrin Frauenfelder

November 30, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Building
University Center, Entrance Künstlergasse

The University of Zurich: Art and Its Stories
How does the university acquire its art? At the beginning of the 20th century, the architectural firm Curjel & Moser aimed not only to construct a university building but also pursued the concept of a total work of art. This idea convinced the client. During the tour of the university's main building, we will not only view works by artists such as Carl Burckhardt, Augusto Giacometti, or Paul Bodmer, but we will also hear the fascinating stories that led to their creation.

artflirt at UZH (event in English)

2. November 2023
16:30 - 17:30
Lichthof, City Campus, University of Zurich

The UZH campus is full of art – but in the semester rush, it is so easy to overlook it! artflirt is a fun way to engage with it. Join in, meet other students, and together, discover your relationship with art while taking pictures.
With subsequent get-together.

Past Events 2022

September 13, 2022

William L. Fox, Founding Director of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art

William L. Fox is the Founding Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art and has been described as an art critic, science writer, and cultural geographer. Fox's numerous non-fiction books are based on fieldwork with artists and scientists in extreme environments, forming the basis of his investigations. He has published hundreds of essays in art and photography magazines and fifteen poetry collections. As an artist, Fox has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club and has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation.

September 20, 2022

Gerfried Stocker, Managing and Artistic Director of Ars Electronica

Gerfried Stocker is a media artist and a communications engineer, and since 1995, he has been the Artistic Director and Co-Managing Director of Ars Electronica. In 1995/96, he developed exhibition strategies for the Ars Electronica Center with a small team of artists and technicians and was responsible for the establishment and development of the Ars Electronica's own R&D department, the Ars Electronica Futurelab. He has developed the program of international Ars Electronica exhibitions, planned and content-wise redesigned the Ars Electronica Center, expanded the Ars Electronica Festival, and thoroughly revised the content and design of the Ars Electronica Center. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Aalto University in Finland.

September 27, 2022

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist

Over the past five decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has gained international recognition through her art and films. Hershman Leeson is regarded as one of the most influential media artists, widely known for her innovative work addressing themes that are considered core social issues today: the relationship between humans and technology, issues of identity and surveillance, and the use of media as a means of empowerment against censorship and political oppression. Over the past fifty years, she has made groundbreaking contributions in photography, video, film, performance, artificial intelligence, bioart, installations, and interactive and web-based media art.

Past Events 2021:

October 19, 2021

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator for Architecture and Design / Director of Research and Development at MoMA

October 12, 2021

Aparna Rao, Artist in Residence at the Wyss Institute of UZH and ETH Zurich

October 5, 2021

Julia Buntaine Hoel, Conceptual Artist and Founding Director of the SciArt Initiative

September 28, 2021

Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of Biotopia, Founding Director of the Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin

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Dr. Katharina Weikl

Ausstellungen und transdisziplinäre Projekte / Art & Science