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Events 06 | 2010

Complementary Program of the Exhibition
Symmetrical Art from Hungary

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Wed June 02, 2010

Symmetry Studies in the Arts and Sciences in Hungary
Lecture by Prof. Dr. György Darvas in English
in the ZKM_Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., free admission

Hungarian physicist and philosopher György Darvas will speak about Hungarian artists and scientists who confront “symmetry” in their works. In doing so, he explores especially those artworks on display in the exhibition “Symmetrical Art from Hungary.” He additionally introduces “SYMMETRION,” an institution that is devoted to research on symmetry in art, science, philosophy, and physics. Prof. Dr. György Darvas is a professor at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (Institute for History and Philosophy of the Sciences) and is one of the founders as well as the director of “SYMMETRION,” Budapest.
Weitere Informationen zu SYMMETRION: www.symmetry.hu


Thurs June 10, 2010

Reality and its “Other” – Diamond Grid Images vs Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory
Lecture by Lothar Rumold and Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Roth in German, in the ZKM_Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.,
free admission

Theodor W. Adorno understood art as countering empirical reality.
A high amount of natural-science empirical knowledge demonstrably flowed into the paintings by Hermann J. Roth (em. Ordinarius for Pharmaceutical-Medicinal Chemistry at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen). Is that a contradiction? The lecture by Lothar Rumold (wood sculptor, philologist, and philosopher) will be complemented with demonstrations by Hermann J. Roth on the “chemical content” of his diamond grid paintings.


Abbildung: (c) Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Roth

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