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Think Art - Act Science
SFAI, San Francisco (USA).

22.09 - 12.11.2011

07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release

Think Art – Act Science : When art and science meet

The San Francisco Art Institute is pleased to present Think Art – Act Science, a group exhibition of works and collaborative processes by artists who have engaged in long-term creative dialogues with scientists. Featured artists are Monika Codourey, Christian Gonzenbach, Alexandre Joly, Roman Keller, Pe Lang, Wenfeng Liao, Alina Mnatsakanian, and Nicole Ottiger.

Transforming the Walter and McBean Galleries into a working lab, this exhibition is composed of eight artists who took part in the Swiss
artists-in-labs program (Zurich University of the Arts/ZHdK), completing an immersive nine-month residency in a scientific research institute or a university science department. During these residencies, the artists were exposed to discourses within the scientific community and gained deep insights into the methodologies and processes of scientific research in areas ranging from biology and biodiversity to cognitive neuroscience and psychology to nanotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The resulting exhibition is arranged around three main themes addressed by the artistic investigations: ecology and environment, spatial awareness and emotions, and explorations of new technologies.

Think Art – Act Science is a part of the New Models of Culture and Art Production section of SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs structure, which manifests new modes of production—both in terms of artistic creation and economic, industrial, and technical productions—in the process of globalization.

Exhibition September 22 – November 12, 2011. Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 800 Chestnut Street - San Francisco, CA 94133. Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11 am–6 pm.

Think Art - Act Science, SFAI, San Francisco

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Roman Keller, The Rocket for the Rest of Us (still), 2010

Roman Keller, The Rocket for the Rest of Us (still), 2010