Para los interesados en acudir al Congreso de AICA en Dublín, acaba de llegar esta información.


Thursday, 01 October 2009
Dear AICA Colleague,

The XLIIIRD AICA CONGRESS in Dublin Ireland is a little over three weeks away.  Therefore, to ensure that your country's members who wish to attend can guarantee their place by pre-booking, and also check Ireland's visa requirements, may I ask that you circulate to them the following information?

Below are details of the topics and programme of events that are planned.
Many thanks for your assistance
Noel Kelly
AICA Ireland

AICA 1949 -2009
Dublin Castle, DUBLIN, IRELAND
25TH-31ST OCTOBER, 2009
The Relations between Art and Science:  complicity, criticality, knowledge


Dublin Castle programmes and associated evening events
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Monday 26th October 2009

9.00 am. Last minute Registration at Congress office and other matters

10.00 am. Welcome by Yacouba Konate, International president of AICA

10.15 am. Introduction by Ciaran Bennett President AICA Ireland

10.30 am. Keynote Speaker; Suzanne Anker she is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences.   Recent  exhibitions, all in 2009 include The Hothouse Archives, Institute for Critical Inquiry, Berlin; The Glass VeilBerliner Medzinhistorisches Museum der Charite, Berlin, Corpus Extremus, Exit Art, NYC, A New Kind of Art, large-scale installation at the Lisbon Biennale.  New publications include Visual Culture and Bioscience, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC (2009) in conjunction with the National Academy of Science, "Cultural Imaginaries and Laboratories of the Real: Representing the Genetic Sciences" in The Handbook of Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era, (2009) Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner and Margaret Lock (eds) Routledge. She has recently lectured on her work at the London School of Economics, Cambridge University, Courtauld Institute of Art, all in the UK, in addition to the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada and the Pera Museum in Istanbul.  Her radio program The Bio-Blurb show is archived on, (formerly directed by Alanna Heiss.

11.30 - 1.00pm

1. Swinnen (Belgium)  The counterpart of the "Western eye visits the Majority World"
2. Roberts (UK) Sci-Art and The Rise of Biology as a Substrate for the Visual Arts
3. Liam Kelly (Ireland) Forensic Mapping: What Lies Beneath

2.00- 5.00 pm

1. Kovac (Croatia) Medusae Resignified: Narrative Strategies in Dorothy Cross' Work
2. Pace (Germany) The Art of Science - The Science of Art
3. Elaine King (USA) Art & Technology: Ethics and Social Accountability


1. Castillo (Mexico) Technology-art-society and art criticism
2. Joan Fowler (Ireland - Unpacking Process: Cornelia Parker, Simon Starling, and Pierre Huyghe

Discussion - 8.00pm. Irish Museum of Modern Art, exhibitions and wine reception, with a welcome by Director Enrique Juncosa; the museum is normally closed on this day, and will open specifically for the delegates to the congress

Tuesday 27th October 2009

9.00 am. "A Tortured Vision". Will address the divide between objective and subjective reality in  the work of Francis Bacon .

Keynote Speaker; Semir Zeki, currently Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London, after having served as Professor of Neurobiology at UCL between 1981 and 2008. His main interest has been the organization of the visual brain, which he has shown to consist of many distinct areas, each with its own specialization, for example for visual motion or colour. These studies that have led him to an interest in the process of artistic creativity and appreciation and into the insights that art gives into brain organization. Fellow of the Royal Society London, founding fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences London and foreign member of the American Philosophical Society. He is also a member of the Academia Europeae and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Among his awards are the /Prix Science pour l'art/, the Rank Prizxe in Opto-Electronics, the King Feisal International Prize in Biology and the Erasmus Medal.

9.45 - 1.00 pm

1. Streitfeld (USA) - Applying the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to 21st Century Art
2. Braine (Slovenia) - Mathematical Models and the Invention of Forms
3. Matei Stirea-Cracium (Romania) - Articulating Knowledge on Art with Knowledge on Science


1. Onipede (Nigeria) Indispensability of Art and Science in the Quest for Development in Developing Countries
2. Ramon Tio Bellido(France) Examples of relations between contemporary art and sciences, the limits of||fiction and illustration
3. Berman (USA) Biologically Attuned Art Today: Critical Paths to Its Public Emergence


2.00 - 5.00 pm

1. Grace Weir (Ireland) ‘In my own time'
2. Saari (Finland) 'It aint't rocket science' - on the relations between Art, Science, and Ethics
3. Messer (USA) Photography's Wake (Begining with Barthes, at the end)


1. Smucker (USA) Collection, Comparison, and Criticality in the Bechers and Eliasson


6.00 -9.00 pm. Artour of the city, with over twenty galleries and art spaces participating

Wednesday 28th October 2009

9.00am. Keynote speaker: Carrie Fitzsimmons received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a double major in art and economics. These areas of study led her to develop a wide range of talents in the arts, business, and nonprofit fields. Fitzsimmons' diverse professional background paved the way to her current position as the International Director for Strategy at Laboratoire Management International (LMI), a management company overseeing the international vision of Boston-based youth arts center the Cloud Foundation and Paris-based experimental art, design and science center Le Laboratoire ( During her time with LMI, Fitzsimmons has spearheaded the creation of The Boston 100K ArtScience Innovation Prize. Before joining LMI, Fitzsimmons was the Director of Administration, Planning, and Stewardship at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. At the ICA, Fitzsimmons managed the Director's Office and Trustee and Board relations, as well as the Visitor Services, Human Resources, and Information Technology Departments. In July 2008, Fitzsimmons was chosen as one of 30 museum leaders from around the world to participate in the Getty's Museum Leadership Institute. Fitzsimmons is also a Connector for Boston World Partnerships, a new, non-profit organization, created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, to raise global awareness of Boston as one of the world's foremost centers of intellectual capital and innovation.

9.45 - 1.00 pm

1. Jeanette Unite (South Africa) Terra: Mining, Eco-Alchemy and the Industrial African Landscape
2. Sulic (Germany) Art and space a revolution of knowledge
3. Angus Stewart, Off the record - an un-ended conversation with Francis Bacon - a special Bacon paper on the centenary of his birth on this day in Dublin.


2.00 - 3.30 Round Table Discussion followed by coffee

4.00 - 5.00 pm. Questions and Answers Round Table discussion on themes and resolutions of the Congress, chaired by Professor Ciaran Benson

6.00pm - 8.00 pm. Francis Bacon ‘A Terrible Beauty', Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, home to his studio and documentation. A reception and exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the painter Francis Bacon in Dublin.

Thursday 29th October 2009

Day trip to Cork, via Kilkenny and Carlow

The second city of Ireland is in the south of the country, is home to The Glucksman Gallery, Crawford Municipal Gallery, and the National Sculpture Factory. On route we will visit the Butler Gallery in medieval city of Kilkenny, and the newest major art space in Ireland, Visual in Carlow.

Friday 30th October 2009

AICA 62nd General Assembly

10.00 am - 5.00 pm. The National College of Art and Design, are hosting this assembly at their new Harry Clarke Building.

6.00- 8.00 pm. Exhibition and reception at the new Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, details to be confirmed.

Please note that due to unavoidable financial constraints the chosen language for the conference will be English.

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