Art theorists, practitioners, curators, and Garage grant recipients will discuss possible relations between science-based art and museums.
The term science art is currently applied to a vast variety of trends and movements in contemporary art. A technically and methodologically complex phenomenon, it develops together with science and technology and is hard to institutionalise or conceptualise in terms of traditional art history.
Nevertheless, interdisciplinary practices are gaining popularity among a growing number of artists, curators and academics. The round table discussion will look at the points of intersection between exhibition strategies and advanced technology, and the status of artists working with science and technology. The future of science art and its possible inclusion into museums’ exhibition and education programs will also be discussed.
Participants of the roundtable will discuss the results of Garage’s 2016/17 program in support of emerging artists. In 2016, as part of its collaboration with SDV Arts & Science Foundation, Garage has expanded the program to include an Art and Technology section, to support artists and artist groups working with information and engineering technologies and in the field of science. Grant recipients will be awarded a monthly fellowship of 30,000 rubles for a year as well as a two-week residency at the SDVentures office in Riga, where they will be invited to exchange ideas and skills with the company’s IT engineers.