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  1. We are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of

    The Pleasure of Light,
    György Kepes and Frank J. Malina
    at the intersection of Art and Science

    an exhibition and conference at the Ludwig Museum
    – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.

    The Pleasure of Light exhibition and conference aim to present
    the pioneering interdisciplinary concepts of György Kepes and
    Frank J. Malina through the course of their lives, creations and
    enduring influence. Simultaneously we wish to chart the
    intersection of art, science and technology, particularly in the
    last century.
    Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopecky, Project Curators.

    The Pleasure of Light exhibition opens on

    September 2nd 2010 at 8 pm by

    Prof. Dr. Michael Punt,
    Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, UK,
    Editor in Chief, Leonardo Reviews

    Please join us on September 3, 2010 for

    The Pleasure of Light conference,
    a collaboration between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
    Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, The French Institute
    Budapest and the Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

    Date: September 3, 2010
    Location: Auditorium (1st floor) Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest.
    Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell u. 1 Budapest, H-1095, Hungary
    The conference will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Hungarian.
    FREE

    Welcome Nina Czegledy and Rona Kopeczky

    Schedule:
    10.00 Introduction: Miklos Peternak, chair
    Professor, Intermedia Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts

    10.15 Keynote: Roger Malina, astronomer, editor
    Intimate Science; Frank Malina and Gyorgy Kepes

    Invited speakers:
    11.00 Annick Bureaud, director Leonardo/OLATS
    40 Years later, The Legacy of the Journal Leonardo

    11.30 Mrs. Nicholas Schoffer, artist, Co-founder & President of the ANSI. Association
    Internationale des Amis de Nicolas Schöffer
    12.00 Martha Blassnigg, media anthropologist, Research Fellow, University of Plymouth
    Delightful(l) Mind: Toward an Anthropology of Light
    12.30 Gabor Zemplen, historian of science, Budapest University of Technology and
    Economics, fellow, Budapest Collegium Institute for Advanced Study
    Exciting interactions in the history of light and color theories

    13.00 Buffet lunch provided
    14.00 Introduction: Ivan Almar, chair
    Fellow, Budapest Collegium, Institute for Advanced Study
    14.15 Keynote: Oliver Botar, art historian, professor, University of Manitoba, Canada
    The Nexus of Science, Art and Technology: György Kepes’ New Landscape

    Invited speakers:
    15.00 Norbert Kroo, physicist, Vice President, Hungarian Academy of Science
    Some ideas on science and arts

    15.30 Attila Csaji, laser and hologram artist
    In the spirit of Gyorgy Kepes
    16.00 Michael Punt, Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth,
    Editor in Chief Leonardo Reviews
    Grinding A Ridge: The Subversive Pleasure of Artificial Light
    16.30 Keiko Prince, artist, fellow, Center of Advanced Visual Studies MIT
    KEPES Beacon

    Closing Overview:
    17.00 Arnauld Pierre, art historian, Sorbonne University, France

    17.30 Coffee break

    17.45 Closing discussion

    18.30 ends