AXNS is a curatorial collective of young curators, scientists and art historians with an interest in the intersection between science and art. We curate exhibitions, events and workshops engaging the public with cutting edge research in neuroscience.
Our first project, Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience took place in Oxford in 2013, and featured the works of 10 international artists who suffered from different neurological conditions, and had each found their work had been affected. It was an exploration of the neural basis of how we see, paint, and draw and what we can learn when something goes wrong. Since then we’ve held talks and workshops with leading academics and artists, bringing topics such as neuroaesthetics to the public stage.