Art & The Perception of Reality
Philosophy, Science, Mass Media
Theatre of Museum of Castle, Rivoli
Saturday, 28th April 2012, 10 AM
Simona Lodi, artistic director of the Share Festival, will be participating in the conference Art & The Perception of Reality. Philosophy, Science, Mass Media, organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in Rivoli as part of the New Media Project, focused on the relationship between art, philosophy, science and mass media. The conference will be held on occasion of the exhibition Piero Gilardi. Effetti collaborative 1963 – 1985, the concluding event of The Living Boxes project by Andrea Bellini.
The conference will open with a dialogue between art critic Francesco Poli and Piero Gilardi, considered a forerunner of relational art and a pioneer in the interweaving of art and biotechnology. The relationship between art and philosophy will be addressed by Gianni Vattimo, philosopher and author of the recently released book Della realtà. Fini della filosofia (On reality. Ends of philosophy; Milan: Garzanti; 2012). He will be followed by Massimo Melotti, head of the New Media Project at the Castello di Rivoli, who will explore the relationship between creative processes and society. The morning will then end with a guided tour of the exhibition Piero Gilardi. Effetti collaborative 1963 – 1985 by Andrea Bellini, curator of the project and co-director of the Contemporary Art Museum.
The afternoon programme will be opened by Vincenzo Guarnieri with an address on art and biotechnology, followed by Simona Lodi, who will look at the contemporary art scene connected with new technologies. Franco Torriani, art critic and cofounder of Ars Technica, will then take the stage to talk about the relationship between art and science. He will be followed by Fabrizio Valpreda from the Department of Architecture and Design at the Polytechnic of Turin with an address on technology, industrial design and learning. The day will end with a round-table conference of artists and art critics, including Ennio Bertrand, Alessandro Quaranta, Diego Scroppo and Claudio Cravero.
Admission to the conference is free of charge. Register by e-mail to:
Admission to the conference includes free entry to the Museum, participation in the exclusive guided tour and an end-of-conference cocktail at the Museum Café.