Laboratories of Art
March 7 to March 8
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
Common components of art and alchemy were materials, instruments, apparatus as well as processes and experiments. Laboratories of Art investigates ways in which artists' workshops could be said to be sites of alchemy. Exploring the relationship between art, knowledge, and technology, speakers discuss various visual and decorative arts: glassmaking, metallurgy, sculpture, goldsmithing, ceramics, and painting. Observers are welcome but space is limited, to register please email Office Dupré.