On August 17, Manege was hosted a lecture by Dmitry Bulatov entitled “Art & science: the limits of modeling”.
The problem of defining limits is a particular issue for artists who work in the sphere of art and science. These artists transform methods of scientific research and their context into art projects, the focus of which is new ideas and tools, defining what is normal and what is pathological, and differentiating between the modeled object and the biological entity. Today such experiments are being developed in all kinds of scientific and technological fields, from IT and robotics to the entire spectrum of the neuro- and biomedical sciences. Will artists who have turned their attention to scientific research create new ways of looking at the world? Will they come up with new critical perspectives on the sphere of scientific research, the processes connected with it, and science’s relationship with society? Will they try to find new ways of engaging viewers in their studies? In his lecture, Dmitry Bulatov discussed the various informational, ethical, and aesthetic aspects of cultural and artistic efforts being made at the intersection of art and science.
Speaker Dmitry Bulatov is an artist, art theorist, and curator of the State Center for Contemporary Art at the Baltic branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. He has organized various exhibition and publishing projects in the sphere of new media and art and science. His works were shown at the 49th and 50th Venice Biennales (2001, 2003) and at Ars Electronica (ORF, 2002). Dmitry is the author of books and anthologies on contemporary art and a member of the editorial boards of the journals DOC(K)S (France) and NOEMA (Italy). He has twice won the “Innovation” State Prize in the field of contemporary art (Russia - 2008, 2013). In 2014 he was nominated for the Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica festival (Austria) in the category of Visionary Pioneers of Media Art.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.
General Partner for the exhibition — SIBUR.
Partner for Manege’s educational program — The Mikhail Bazhenov Foundation.