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Hard questions - Contemporary art and the obsession with science

Event

April
102008

18:30 - 19:30

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize Lecture

Siân Ede
Arts Director Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Artists must have their heads stuck under the pillow not to be intrigued by the implications of the plethora of new scientific research findings announced daily. Siân Ede will look at the work of a number of leading artists who have engaged with contemporary science, whether robustly or subtly, in order to reflect a different and sometimes bizarre take on new ideas. She will also address the vexed question as to how far an artistic approach can actually influence the practice of science.

Hard questions - Contemporary art and the obsession with science

Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Prize Lecture by Siân Ede, Arts Director Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK