Friday 27 April 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
The view from the inside. Art and neuroscience.

Laurent Grasso and Semir Zeki

Carlo Scarpa hall – free entry thanks to the support of ENEL, main partner of the exhibition, until full capacity
The first 10 holders of the myMAXXI card will have to possibility to reserve a seat by writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event
The event will be transmitted live on JACK Contemporary Arts TV

The world of art and the science of visual perception seem to be only distant relatives…

When Leonardo da Vinci wrote that chromatically opposite colours are the most beautiful, he was actually describing how the visual brain works. The view from the inside is the first attempt to link art to said visual brain.
Building upon the artwork Horn, exhibited at the MAXXI in the Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein exhibition, Laurent Grasso and Semir Zeki, who is both neurobiology professor at London’s University College and one of the most prominent experts in how the visual brain of primates is organised, will discuss the science of perception.

Speakers
Laurent Grasso artist
Semir Zeki neurobiologist

Moderator
Vincenzo Napolano INFN Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics – cocurator of the exhibition

Other events of the Gravity cycle

01 January 2018
Wave Hunters
26 January 2018
COSMOpoLIS
06 April 2018
Dear Albert
10 April 2018 - 13 April 2018
Cacciatori di Onde