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Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope in the cupola, International Space Station, 2017. Photo: Thomas Pesquet. The artwork Inner Telescope was produced by L'Observatoire de l'Espace, the cultural lab of the French Space Agency, with support from the European Space Agency and the Carasso Foundation.

Space Art Symposium 

April 11, 2019 (Thursday) - 4:15-5:30PM 

Sharp, 37 S. Wabash Ave., The LeRoy Neiman Center, 1st Floor

Panel Speakers:

Moderator: Mark SubbaRao, Dir Space Vis Lab, Adler Planetarium 

  • Annick Bureaud, Art Critic/Director of Leonardo OLATS 

  • Eduardo Kac, Professor and Chair of Art and Technology Studies 

  • Xin Liu, Arts Curator for the Space Exploration Initiative at MIT 

Gravity conditions all forms and behaviors produced on Earth, including art. What new artistic forms and experiences can be created if both creators and audiences/participants are free from this constraint? Join Annick Bureaud (Director, Leonardo OLATS), Eduardo Kac (Professor and Chair of Art and Technology Studies, SAIC), and Xin Liu (Arts Curator for the Space Exploration Initiative, MIT) for a conversation on the implications of cultural production in the context of zero-gravity; moderated by Mark SubbaRao (astronomer and Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory at Adler Planetarium).

As part of the 2019 French-American Innovation Midwest, this event is co-organized with the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago