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We are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of

The Pleasure of Light,
György Kepes and Frank J. Malina
at the intersection of Art and Science

an exhibition and conference at the Ludwig Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.

The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference aim to present
the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and
Frank J. Malina through the course of their lives, creations and
enduring influence. Simultaneously we wish to chart the
intersection of art, science and technology, particularly in the
last century.
Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopecky, Project Curators.


The Pleasure of Light exhibition opens on

September 2nd 2010 at 8 pm by

Prof. Dr. Michael Punt,
Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, UK,
Editor in Chief, Leonardo Reviews


Please join us on September 3, 2010 for

The Pleasure of Light conference,
a collaboration between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, The French Institute
Budapest and the Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Date: September 3, 2010
Location: Auditorium (1st floor) Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest.
Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell u. 1 Budapest, H-1095, Hungary
The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Hungarian.
FREE

Welcome Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopeczky

Schedule:
10.00 Introduction: Miklos Peternak, chair
Professor, Intermedia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts

10.15 Keynote: Roger Malina, astronomer, editor
Intimate Science; Frank Malina and Gyorgy Kepes

Invited speakers:
11.00 Annick Bureaud, director Leonardo/OLATS
40 Years later, The Legacy of the Journal Leonardo

11.30 Mrs. Nicholas Schoffer, artist, Co-founder & President of the ANSI. Association
Internationale des Amis de Nicolas Schöffer
12.00 Martha Blassnigg, media anthropologist, Research Fellow, University of Plymouth
Delightful(l) Mind: Toward an Anthropology of Light
12.30 Gabor Zemplen, historian of science, Budapest University of Technology and
Economics, fellow, Budapest Collegium Institute for Advanced Study
Exciting interactions in the history of light and color theories

13.00 Buffet lunch provided
14.00 Introduction: Ivan Almar, chair
Fellow, Budapest Collegium, Institute for Advanced Study
14.15 Keynote: Oliver Botar, art historian, professor, University of Manitoba, Canada
The Nexus of Science, Art and Technology: György Kepes' New Landscape

Invited speakers:
15.00 Norbert Kroo, physicist, Vice President, Hungarian Academy of Science
Some ideas on science and arts

15.30 Attila Csaji, laser and hologram artist
In the spirit of Gyorgy Kepes
16.00 Michael Punt, Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth,
Editor in Chief Leonardo Reviews
Grinding A Ridge: The Subversive Pleasure of Artificial Light
16.30 Keiko Prince, artist, fellow, Center of Advanced Visual Studies MIT
KEPES Beacon

Closing Overview:
17.00 Arnauld Pierre, art historian, Sorbonne University, France

17.30 Coffee break

17.45 Closing discussion

18.30 ends