Jan 30 2020
Margaret Wertheim, Science Communicator and Artist...

Margaret Wertheim, Science Communicator and Artist...

Presented by University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts (CotA) (formerly UH ARTS) at University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall

Wertheim’s work is animated by a two-fold proposition: that science is both a field of conceptual enchantment, and a socially embedded activity with political and communal consequences. The author of six books, including The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace and Physics on the Fringe, she has written for the New York TimesThe GuardianCabinetAeon and many others. Margaret and her twin sister Christine are founders of the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics – theiff.org. The sisters have created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), Mass MOCA (MA), Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), and elsewhere. Their Crochet Coral Reef project has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Deutsches Museum (Munich), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.), and the 2019 Venice Biennale. Margaret has worked professionally on all seven continents and stood on the South Pole.

Admission Info

Free Admission; No Ticket Required.

Phone: 713-743-3001

Email: amayer@uh.edu

Dates & Times

2020/01/30 - 2020/01/30

Additional time info:

Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location Info

University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall

Fine Arts Building-UH, Houston, TX