Art and nature, the 5th of Novembre at 10:30am

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Associate Professor of Fine Art and Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art

Long present in Western art in the form of landscape painting, nature had been somewhat absent from the preoccupations of the “avant-gardes”. It made a spectacular comeback in the 1970’s in different forms: Land Art is manifested in the landscape and many artistic interventions take nature both as support and as material. Painting also confronts nature, earth, forest, rocks, garden …
As the history of art is intimately linked to the history of ideas, our relationship to nature has been transformed into a century of romantic contemplation and vigilant anxiety. The new awareness of the fragility of the natural beauties that surround us and their possible disappearance finds an echo in the most recent artistic practices.

Tuesday November 5th 2019 at 10h30am

MEMBERS ENTRY FEE : 5€
NON MEMBERS : 7€

Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence

Science and conscience among the Shadoks, conference of the 17th of September 2019

A conference by Gérard Berry

Regent of Deformatics at the College of Pataphysics
Computer scientist, professor emeritus at the College de France, member of the Academy of Sciences, Academy of Technology, laureate of the CNRS gold medal.

The name of Shadoks is known throughout France, but not the details of their strange existence. After having gossiped about their birth and their presence in the universe, we will study the immense progress of their science, which goes from the elementary probabilities to the understanding of the phenomenon of gravitation, via the systems of numeration, the theory of the sets and that of transport. We will see how modern imagery has made it possible to understand the original functioning of their brain, which has led to a form of culture from which we can draw a lot if we look at it more closely.

Tuesday Septembre 17th 2019 à 18h30 pm

MEMBERS ENTRY FEE : 5€
NON MEMBERS : 7€

Fondation Vasarely
Jas de Bouffan

1 avenue Marcel Pagnol
13090 Aix-en-Provence