22. September 2011 -12. November 2011 | San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Opening: Wednesday, 21th September 2011 | 5 pm
with electro-acoustic performance by Alexandre Joly at 6pm
artists: Monika Codourey, Christian Gonzenbach, Alexandre Joly, Roman Keller, Pe Lang, Wenfeng Liao, Alina Mnatsakanian, Nicole Ottiger
In San Francisco a selection of eight works will be shown from a total of twenty-four artists who have participated in the Swiss artists-in-labs program since 2007. Two of these works were realised during the Sino-Swiss residency exchange between artists and scientists in Switzerland and China in 2009/10.
The exhibition not only tries to build a bridge between different cultures of knowledge, but moreover points towards promising exchanges between art and science on a global scale.
For the duration of the exhibition additional events include a variety of participative formats such as workshops (student and public), conferences, performances and lectures. Additionally, both SFAI and swissnex San Francisco sites will host the Bay Area Science Festival, which runs from 26 October – 6 November 2011.
Irène Hediger, in collaboration with Hou Hanru and Mary Ellyn Johnson
Catalogue: Think Art – Act Science ed. ACTAR Barcelona New York