The Pleasure of Light

We are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of

The Pleasure of Light,
György Kepes and Frank J. Malina
at the intersection of Art and Science

an exhibition and conference at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.

The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference aim to present the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and Frank J. Malina through the course of their lives, creations and enduring influence. Simultaneously we wish to chart the intersection of art, science and technology, particularly in the last century.

Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopecky, Project Curators.
The Pleasure of Light exhibition opens on

September 2nd 2010 at 8 pm by

Prof. Dr. Michael Punt,
Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, UK,
Editor in Chief, Leonardo Reviews
Please join us on September 3, 2010 for

The Pleasure of Light conference, a collaboration between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, The French Institute Budapest and the Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Date:          September 3, 2010
Location:      Auditorium (1st floor)
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art,
Budapest. Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell u. 1 Budapest, H-1095, Hungary

The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Hungarian.

Welcome      Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopeczky


10.00   Introduction: Miklos Peternak, chair. Professor, Intermedia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts

10.15   Keynote: Roger Malina, astronomer, editor
Intimate Science; Frank Malina and Gyorgy Kepes

Invited speakers:

11.00   Annick Bureaud, director Leonardo/OLATS
40 Years later, The Legacy of the Journal Leonardo

11.30   Mrs. Nicholas Schoffer, artist, Co-founder & President of the ANSI.
Association Internationale des Amis de Nicolas Schöffer

12.00   Martha Blassnigg, media anthropologist, Research Fellow, University of Plymouth
Delightful(l) Mind: Toward an Anthropology of Light

12.30   Gabor Zemplen, historian of science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, fellow, Budapest Collegium Institute for Advanced Study
Exciting interactions in the history of light and color theories

13.00   Buffet lunch provided

14.00   Introduction:  Ivan Almar, chair. Astronomer, Fellow, Budapest Collegium, Institute for Advanced Study

14.15   Keynote:    Oliver Botar, art historian, professor, University of Manitoba, Canada
The Nexus of Science, Art and Technology: György Kepes’ New Landscape

Invited speakers:

15.00   Norbert Kroo, physicist, Vice President, Hungarian Academy of Science
Some ideas on science and arts

15.30   Attila Csaji, laser and hologram artist
In the spirit of Gyorgy Kepes

16.00   Michael Punt, Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, Editor in Chief Leonardo Reviews
Grinding A Ridge: The Subversive Pleasure of Artificial Light

16.30   Keiko Prince, artist, fellow, Center of Advanced Visual Studies MIT
KEPES Beacon

Closing Overview:

17.00   Arnauld Pierre, art historian, Sorbonne University, France

17.30   Coffee break

17.45   Closing discussion

18.30   ends

Posted by:  Ozden Sahin (LEA Co-editor and Curator)