How Do We Perceive Art Through Vision or Cognition?

We are pleased to invite Professor Semir Zeki, an expert on visual cognition and neuro-aesthetics, to speak with Tatsuo Miyajima, one of the most prominent Japanese artists practising today and who has been influenced by cognitive science. Conceptual approaches to art are familiar to contemporary audiences, yet there remain fundamental questions of what art is and where it originates. There are also questions of aesthetics when the pieces themselves are participant-centred. If science is able to fully explain the experience of art, does it reduce art’s significance?

Duration 20 September 2013 - 20 September 2013
Times 6-7pm
Cost Free booking essential
Venue Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Address Daiwa Foundation, Japan House London NW1 4QP, ,
Contact 020 7486 4348 / /

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