Professor Victoria Vesna in conversation with Linda Weintraub, the author of To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet. Included with museum admission. Advance tickets recommended.
Victoria Vesna is an artist and professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci Center at the School of the Arts and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Trained as a painter at the University of Belgrade, she has followed an exploratory path in work that can be defined as experimental, creative research, residing between disciplines and technologies. Her art has been exhibited widely and she is involved in long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary biologists.
Linda Weintraub is a curator, educator, artist, and author of several popular books about contemporary art. She received her MFA degree from Rutgers University, and has earned her reputation by making the outposts of vanguard art accessible to broad audiences. The current vanguard, she believes, is propelled by environmental consciousness that is not only the defining characteristic of contemporary manufacturing, architecture, science, and philosophy; it is delineating contemporary ar