Mikyung Kim, Pile-Strata 9-6, 2011. Resin, pigment on screen-printed wood. Courtesy the artist
The Asian-American Arts Centre proposes a discussion and visual presentations by four artists, a scientist, and a literary professor on contemporary ideas of space-time and the aesthetic experiences related to these abstract concepts.
Theories of relativity and quantum mechanics have been around for some time and have attained popular exposure, and yet Newtonian structural perceptions prevail. The fourth dimension of space-time remains fiction.
In a cultural matrix where diverse cultural expressions are welcome, Asian-Pacific American artists’ works can give insight into our era and the cultural horizons that remain to be embraced. Profound changes to such fundamental notions are at stake here, along with implications for the protocols implemented in public space. This event proposes a dialogue between scientists, artists, and humanists on this question in the context of Lower Manhattan’s Chinese-American community and the Bowery’s art community.
Proposed artists: Christine Chow, Mikyung Kim, Eva Lee, and Haeri Yoo. Professors: Yibing Huang, literary scholar, and, tentatively, Dr. Robert Crease, philosopher of science, with Robert Lee, Director of AAAC, as moderator.