Space Art Symposium

50 Years of Art and Technology Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, April 11, 4:15 p.m.
LeRoy Neiman Center
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
United States
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.


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).

Panel Speakers:

Annick Bureaud, Art Critic/Director of Leonardo OLATS 

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

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

Moderator Mark SubbaRao, Dir Space Vis Lab, 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

If you plan to attend please register