Throughout history, polymaths have played an important role during times of change. Working across disciplines and artistic genres, polymaths have helped us to see connections that were hidden, grasp opportunities that we may otherwise have missed and challenge preconceptions of “what is art”?
This presentation is about a new generation of artists who work across boundaries in many different fields. Polymaths or transitory artists who understand the linkages and connections between the various disciplines of life. Artists who explore the crossover between art, science and technology, looking outside what’s perceived as “traditional” to incorporate different perspectives into their work.
Polymaths or Transitory Artists [Present and Possible Futures in Art]
1. Markus Kayser: Solar Sinter
2. Zoe Papadopoulou: Reproductive Futures and The Cloud Project
3. Cohen Van Balen: Selected works
4. Jae Yeop Kim: Accidental Incest
5. Philip Beesley: Protocell
6. Art Orienté Objet (FR): Marion Laval-Jeantet (FR), Benoît Mangin (FR): May the horse live in me (2011)
Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica, 2011