Worldly Worlding: Curating the Imaginal Fields of Science and Art


Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00pm


Harvard Northwest Building B-103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Public lecture with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University

Curator, author, and researcher Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev served as artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13) from 2008 to 2012. In this lecture, she questions how we define artistic practice and research through examples of artwork and displays created for dOCUMENTA (13), held in Kassel, Germany, in 2012. She further investigates how exhibits based on the accepted separation between fields of inquiry--between the physical and social sciences and art--may be reimagined for the purpose of a worldly ecology, co-evolution, and flourishing.

Through this reimagining, we can see new object/patterns-and make clear why matter matters.

Download the poster for the Worldly Worlding lecture.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture as part of the Harvard Museums' Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice.