09-Feb-15The Spring 2015 Public Programs calendar is here!
With every season of Public Programs, the School of the Arts offers a lively forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners, students, scholars and the public. Join the conversation.
**CANCELLED**VISUAL ARTS | MATTHEW RITCHIE, MELLON VISITING ARTIST TALK
From 08-Mar-13 6:00 pm through 19-Apr-13 6:00 pm
Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building Room 501 (550 West 120th St and Broadway) see map below
**PLEASE NOTE TONIGHT'S (APR 19) EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.**
If every image in history can be seen at once, if every idea can be communicated, rebutted and digitally reformatted, if every space can host any form of presence, if it is truly a time for everything, then how do we address all that information?
To navigate this new environment, we need new ways of thinking about the relationship between time, space and the developing culture of images for audiences and artists alike.
Significant questions and answers are beginning to emerge in fields such as network theory and speculative realism, that may open new opportunities to collaborate on shared definitions of culture.
For his Mellon Visiting Artists Project, Matthew Ritchie has organized two public workshops this spring to examine how we can extend understanding and use of this new dimension in the shared space of culture. Working with an interactive knowledge map, the panelists, students and audience members together will discuss and re-map key concepts in critical discourse. Please see complete description below and knowledge map above.
A Time For Everything workshops are free and open to the public.
Art, Information and Networks
Albert-László Barabási and Caroline Jones; moderated by Matthew Ritchie
April 19, 7 PM
Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building, Room 501
(550 West 120th St and Broadway map)
Using some of these same concepts, Matthew Ritchie will also participate in the Rhizome's Seven on Seven Conference. Columbia Students, Faculty and Staff may usethis linkfor a discount on conference tickets.
Matthew Ritchie will curate a related group show, The Temptation of the Diagram. This survey of artists’ diagrams will be on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, March 29 - April 27, 2013.
Forthcoming topics for Fall 2013 workshops and panels include: Art, Information & Diagrams, Buildings, Creativity and the Universe. If you missed the panel Art, Information and Philosophical Objects with Bettina Funcke, Graham Harman and Ritchie which took place on March 8th, there will be an online video available shortly.
About the Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program:
The Mellon Visiting Artists & Thinkers Program brings leading creative practitioners and theorists to the School of the Arts to engage with students, the Columbia University community and the public. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with world-class artists and thinkers, while stimulating dialogue about the contribution of the arts to intellectual life and society at large.