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Museum Beelden aan Zee
Invitation Symposium
evolve, emerge, enhance
the confluence of art and science
March 20, 2020
Artists, academics, biologists and creative technologists, will gather on Friday 20 March 2020 from 9 am until 4:30 pm at Paviljoen de Witte and museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, to examine the confluence of art and science and how rapidly emerging technologies are changing creative practices. It will be a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing their respective fields. Themes for discussion will include:

  • Interdisciplinary practices, its challenges and benefits
  • Bio-art, new media through the confluence of art, science and technology
  • Post-humanism and human enhancement through artistic practice
  • Future roles of artists and scientists working in collaboration
  • New technologies and their impact on creative practice
  • Curatorial challenges and possibilities

Museum Beelden aan Zee in conjunction with the Sculptuur Instituut presents a one-day symposium. The symposium will be conducted in English.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Carl Gombrich – LIS Academic Lead, London Interdisciplinary School, formerly Program Director of Arts and Sciences – Interdisciplinary, University College, London (UCL).

Professor Robert Zwijnenberg – Professor of Art and Science Interactions, Universiteit van Leiden NL.

Speakers and panel participants:
Jacob van der Beugel – UK based Dutch ceramic artist and creator of ‘A Mutating Story’ and the new ceramic DNA installation at the newly renovated Paleis Huis ten Bosch – Nederland.

Dr Henk Jonkers – Associate Professor the Sustainability group within the Materials & Environment section at the CEG Faculty of the Delft University of Technology.

Professor Hans Clevers – Utrecht University, Hubrecht Institute for developmental biology and stem cell research and Prinses Máxima Centrum voor kinderoncologie, NL

Professor Michael White – Professor of the History of Art, York University.

Pei-Ying Lin – Bio-art designer and artist, Taiwan

Jeroen van Loon – Artist experimenting with media, data and technology, NL.

For more information click here.

Tickets are available on (select March 20) Cost for this Symposium are €25,- (€20,- for students, please show student ID).
Please buy a ticket before 11 March 2020.

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