Lens On Life

20th January – 27th February 2015
Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins
1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Lens On Life is a project strongly rooted within the field of art and science. It offers a novel take on mitosis and human cell division through historical and contemporary references and an imaginative interpretation by the artists involved.

The exhibition in London is the second of a series of three. After Rome and London, Lens On Life will travel to Heidelberg (University Museum) from 16 March to 28 April 2015.

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Lens On Life

10th July – 28th August 2014
Federica Schiavo Gallery
16 Piazza di Montevecchio, Rome 00186

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PLEASURE CENTRENavigation Diagrams

Thursday, 4th July 2013, 6.30pm, MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

After a period of interaction with Milton Keynes, its people and architecture, Elena Cologni proposes a site specific performative installation. The public is provided with a set of parameters and props to navigate the space opposite the gallery. Their action in space and interaction with each other will create meanings within the given context. Cologni wants to point the attention to the role of trust within socially engaged practices within our everyday social realm.

The artist will be in dialogue with Caterina Albano who has followed the development of the project.

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PLEASURE CENTREPleasure Centre Symposium

Wednesday 19th June 2013, 10.45am–5pm, Hugh Aston Lecture Theatre 3.03, De Monfort University, Leicester

Booking for symposium essential

Dr Caterina Albano
Senior Research Fellow /Curator Artakt
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Seduced? Pleasure and the exhibition

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Friday 7th June 2013, 6.30–10pm, CSM Platform Theatre, Handyside Street, London, N1C 4AA

An exchange between visual and sound artists from the UK and Italy. All welcome.

A collaboration between BM Idea (Italy) and Artakt, CSM (UK). Artists include Tamarin Norwood (UK) & Rosella Rubini (IT); Dagmar Schurrer (UK) & Maria Crispal (IT). The residency took place between the 5 March – 15 March 2013 in Teramo and culminates with linked events in London and Teramo. Read more.

Reassembling the Self 1, Susan Aldworth, 2012, litograph image courtesy of the artist and GV Art, London

No Art (School) Without Science

Thursday 9 May 2013, 6.30pm

The Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London

Dr Marius Kwint, Susan Aldworth, Dr Steven Devleminck, Dr Dan Glaser. Convened by Professor Marina Wallace.

Art and design education is continually reinventing itself and this series of events is an opportunity to take stock of where we are and where we might be heading. The intent is not to arrive at a single answer, but to develop responses that celebrate and articulate the key role that art and design education plays in the cultural, social and economic life of the world. For more information click here.

Cartographies of Life & Death

13 March – 17 April 2013 / 10am–5pm Mon – Sat / Free

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street site and various off-site locations

Artakt curate exhibition to mark the bicentenary and pioneering work of medical detective John Snow, who traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak in 1850s London to a Soho water pump. Presented in the style of a disease mapping ‘detective’ trail, the exhibition will feature historical treasures and newly commissioned artworks. Highlights include a pop-up water-based cocktail bar, drawings based on London sewers and disease maps from the School’s archives showing how scientists have tracked disease outbreaks around the world from the early 1900s to the present day. For more information click here.

Artakt curates and manages pioneering exhibitions and research led projects at a national and international level in the field of art, science and culture.

At the centre of Artakt is the conviction that art, science and culture individually and, above all, collectively, can and should be communicated as creatively, accurately and widely as possible in a daring and innovative way at the highest visual level.

Our research and collaborations result in outstanding and ground-breaking exhibitions, together with related outputs such as academic articles and publications, talks, seminars and conferences as well as performances and satellite events.

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