symposium & exhibition


Perspectives on the convergence of arts practice and bioscience.

13th February 2008
Dundee Contemporary Arts,
Cinema 2.
9.30 - 5.00pm

Suzanne Anker.
Visual Artist and Theoretician. Chair in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Dr. Miriam van Rijsingen.

Art Historian at the University of Amsterdam and Co-director of the Arts and Genomics Centre at Leiden University.

Mark Lythgoe, PhD.
Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at University College London.

Professor Maureen McNeil
Professor of Women’s Studies and Cultural Studies at Lancaster University.

Professor Tim Ingold.

Chair in Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.

Sian Ede.
Arts Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Session Chairs;
Professor Murdo Macdonald.
Chair of History of Scottish Art, University of Dundee.
Professor Gavin Renwick,
Chair of Art and Policy, University of Dundee.

Evening Performance
Alex Smoke vs. The Scottish Ensemble. ('Akesis')
The Scottish Ensemble will perform a new piece of work ('Akesis') specially commissioned for the event and composed by Alex Smoke in response to the themes and activity of the Designs for Life project. This performance will take place in the Bonar Hall on the evening of Wednesday 13th February 2008.

Lecture and Discussion.

Friday 16th May 2008
2.30 - 5.00pm
The Meeting Room, Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Professor James Elkins.
E. C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism. School of Art Institute, Chicago. (USA).

Please make reservations for events as numbers will be limited.
(0i382 909900 DCA) (01382 348065 VRC)

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