Seminar: Scientific Thought in Modern Arab Art
- Date: Mar 28, 2023
- Time: 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Bard College Berlin
- Location: Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin
- Room: Large Conference Room
- Host: Center for Humans and Machines
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Bard College Berlin
Scientific Thought in Modern Arab Art
The seminar will address ways in which scientific progress, technological advancement, and significant figures in the field of science and engineering appear in modern and contemporary art from North Africa and West Asia. The region's artists have not only reflected on the prolific accomplishments of the Islamic Golden Age that was marked by scientific, economic and cultural flourishing between the 8th-13th centuries, but continue to depict scientific headway made in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, ranging from space exploration, to discoveries in the field of nuclear physics, and the building of the High Aswan Dam. The presentation will include a discussion on the importance of Islamic geometry in informing the work of modern artists, and showcase a number of works that employ principles of static mechanics in their construction.
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Meeting number: 2740 772 6977