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Occasional Talk with Hannah Rogers

Intersections of Art and Science

“Intersections of Art and Science” invites conversations about how art and science are rhetorically shaped, used to circumscribe bodies of knowledge and demarcate resources, to separate social groups, and to delineate power dynamics. People engage in rhetorical positioning of art and science through the creation of texts and create objects made to fit into these knowledge networks. For different practitioners and audiences, what counts as art or science, and their associations, vary in interesting ways. These issues will be discussed through an exhibition Rogers is curating, Art in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures. Art and genetics have a long and colorful history: our aesthetic appreciation of plants which brought about breeding projects to art about ethics in the genomic age. This exhibition aims to elicit discussion through provocative objects while emphasizing the historical context of genetic invention and offering space for both interaction and feedback with the public.

Date: 4th April, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30 pm 
Venue: Coor 5536

Meet and Greet

Date: 4th April, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30 pm 
Venue: Coor 5536

Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP by 4/3 here.

About the Speaker: Hannah Star Rogers is an Art and Science Studies scholar, curator, and poet based at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. at Cornell University in Science & Technology Studies, where her NSF and Society for the Humanities-funded research concerned the intersection of art and science, particularly critiques of lab-based science in contemporary art. She has held artist residencies at the Djerassi Scientific Delirium Madness, ArtHub, and the National Park Service. The Fralin Museum of Art installation she curated, Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott, received an Exhibits Prize from the British Society for the History of Science and an invited lecture from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. She is the Chief Curator for Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology at NCSU, teaches in ArtLab at the University of Virginia, was Director of Research for Emerge 2016, and is the Guest Bioart Curator for Emerge 2017.