EKG 2009-2010 Exhibition Calendar
Brower Propulsion Laboratories
January 22 – March 21, 2010
Steven Brower is a New York based artist whose work focuses on space exploration, anthropology, and the heroic notion of discovery. Brower views himself as equal parts artist, engineer, scientist, and researcher. Approximately, two years ago, he created his own NASA-inspired aerospace corporation as a way of formalizing his own work and research.
Sept 18, 2009 - November 7, 2009 this exhibit has been extended
Ready>Run exhibition is a partnership between EKG, The Hacktory, and 8-Bit Peoples. 8-Static is an exhibition focusing on the Chip music or “Chiptune” scene.
Chiptunes are music and visual imagery created from sound formats and graphics capabilities of early computers or video game consoles, most commonly Nintendo Gameboy, Nintendo NES, and Commodore 64. 8-Staticexhibition will showcase the complex array of visual art and music that this subculture is currently producing. 8-Static will feature artists and musicians on both a local and international level. Additionally, the exhibition opening will be supplemented by Chiptunes music performances and related screenings at Philadelphia’s International House.
July 17, 2009 – September 5, 2009
Of Eyes and Optics in Contemporary Art. In January of 2009 EKG will generate a national call for artists to submit images and proposals to our upcoming exhibition, Vitreous Humour, an exhibition that explores the science of vision and optics. Vitreous Humour will be open to all medium though preference will be given to work that aligns with the EKG’s mission of exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology.
The Fab@Home Show
May 15, 2009 – July 4, 2009
This exhibit features a partnership with two Philadelphia-based organizations, The Hacktory and Fab@Home, a project dedicated to making and using fabbers - machines that can make almost anything, right on your desktop. Fabbers, as they are known, use 3-D printing technology and a mix of conventional and non-conventional printing materials to create objects from digitally rendered designs. Artists, school students and the general public will be able to interact with this technology throughout the run of the exhibit. An example of an unusual printing procedure would be to scan or design a small santa figurine and print it using chocolate ink. More sophisticated applications of this technology use silicate gels and conductive materials to fabricate functioning circuits and product casings. In the future it will be possible to fabricate a cell phone in a single process using 3-D printing equipment.
March 13, 2009 – May 2, 2009
Spam Architecture features the work of Alex Draglescu, a Romanian visual artist whose practice embraces both traditional and new media. His projects are experiments and explorations of algorithms, computational models, simulations and information visualizations that involve data derived from databases, spam emails, blogs and video game assets. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide in Madrid, Venice, Florence, Rome, Seoul, Sao Paolo, St Petersburg, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and the Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest. In 2005, his software agentBlogbot, won the IBM New Media Award at the Stuttgart Festival for Expanded Media in Germany. He is now a researcher in the Social Media Group at the MIT Media Lab.
January 9, 2009 – February 28, 2009
Sponsored by Olympus, EKG will host Bioscapes2009, a dynamic international photo competition that honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. “Microscope images forge an extraordinary bond between science and art,” said Osamu Joji, Olympus America’s Vice President and General Manager for the Scientific Equipment Group. “We founded this competition to focus on the fascinating stories coming out of today’s life science research laboratories. The thousands of images that people have shared with the competition over the years reflect some of the most exciting work going on in research today – work that can help shed light on the living universe and ultimately save lives. We look at BioScapes and these beautiful images as sources of education and inspiration to us and the world.”