Eric Kandel Lecture

"Reductionism in Art and Brain Science. Bridging two Cultures"

IMBA and viennacontemporary, invite you to a lecture by

Nobel Prize-Winner Prof. Eric Kandel
„Reductionism in Art and Brain Science“ 

When: Friday, 24. February 2017, 3:00pm (Reception from 2:30pm) 

Where: Marx Restauration im Media Quarter Marx, 
Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 2, A-1030 Wien 
Please note the change of venue!

Registration is closed

In his talk, Prof. Eric Kandel will discuss the concept of Reductionism in Art and Brain Science. He demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. He illustrates how reductionism—the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable components—has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths. 

This talk is part of the series "Art and Science: Bridging two Cultures", a joint initiative of IMBA and vc Artevents. The series aims to build bridges between the industries of art and science and show these seemingly very different worlds are much more connected than we think. Two talks by Nobel prize-winner Prof. Eric Kandel will offer unique insights in the relation between art and science and the possibilities of collaboration between professionals of both fields. 

The second part of the series “Art and Science: Bridging two Cultures” will take place during the 2017 edition of viennacontemporary which will be held at Marx Halle Vienna from 21 to 24 September. Internationally renowned scientists and contemporary art personalities will discuss ideas on “Art and Science: Bridging two Cultures”. More details to be announced soon on 

On Eric Kandel: Eric Kandel is University Professor and Kavli Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia. In 2000, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 

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