Exhibition Research Centre

Exhibition Research Centre
John Lennon Art and Design Building
Liverpool John Moores University
Duckinfield Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5RD
England

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Website

http://erc-ljmu.org/

Telephone

01519 041216

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The Exhibition Research Centre (ERC) – part of Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Art and Design – is the first academic centre devoted to the study of exhibitions, founded in 2012. Its mission is to support research in this overlooked area of study by publishing books and organising exhibitions, lectures and other public events.

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Visualising [the] Unseen

  • 15 May 2015 9:30-11:10pm

MAPOUT aim to explore different tools to communicate architectural concepts, narratives and qualities in order to promote the field of architecture and disseminate its values. Their services are targeted not solely to design practices but also to communities as a whole. This event will spark the public’s imagination and influence their perception of architecture by harnessing and provoking their natural spirit of enquiry through sound and projected light. A projection which, mapped onto the facade of a specific building, will inscribe novelty and strangeness on the static elements that compose its external elevation (windows, walls, etc.) transforming them beyond their everyday appearance. In an attempt to put their own spin on the proposed theme (‘The New World’), their production will feature their personal interpretation of the visionary works created by Britain’s Archigram group from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. MAPOUT’s humble tribute to these canonical projects will be one that evokes the imagination and brilliant inventiveness that spurred the group’s neo-futuristic ideas and lead them to express these through radically new means of graphical communication. NOTES: The Times for the projection will be 21:30-21.40, 22:00-22:10, 22:30-22:40, 23:00 - 23:10

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/86077.htm

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Astrophysics

  • 15 May 2015 4-10pm

Join professional astronomers to find out how rainbows can show us the elements found on Earth (like Oxygen and Neon), use special technology to explore the different wavelengths of light and see things in a ‘new-light’ with our Infra-Red camera.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/LSA/index.htm

A historic building at dusk with the Light Night logo projected onto it

György Kepes - The New Landscape

  • 15 May 2015 4-10pm

Hungarian-born artist, designer, and visual theorist György Kepes (1906-2001) taught as a professor of visual design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from 1946 to 1974. His ambition was “to find channels of communication that interconnect various disciplines.” Exhibitions frequently featured amongst the platforms that he used to support the process of “confronting, combining, and comparing knowledge.”

György Kepes: The New Landscape focuses on Kepes’ work as an exhibition designer and organiser. Presented by LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre, it forms a companion piece to the first UK solo exhibition of Kepes’ experimental photography, presented by Tate Liverpool and on display March 6th-June 9th 2015.

The centrepiece of 'György Kepes: The New Landscape' is a re-construction of the modular exhibition structure designed by Kepes for the 1951 show of the same name at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Reflecting his interest in the relationship between light, organic form, and technology, Kepes combined found scientific imagery with reproductions of his own experimental photography in order to present the "the new frontiers of the visible world." The modular exhibition structure will be complemented by a selection of archival material relating to Kepes’ role as exhibition designer, and organiser. This extends from ‘The New Landscape’ era to later projects, notably including his unrealised proposal for USA representation at the 1969 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo.

György Kepes, The New Landscape afeatures a printed intervention by artist Tadej Poga?ar which stems from research into Kepes’ 1969 São Paulo project. Kepes’ proposal for US representation in Sao Paulo was radical, emphasising collaboration over individual authorship. Nine of its potential participants however (including Robert Smithson, Jack Burnham and Hans Haacke), withdrew. This was principally because they chose to adhere to a wider international boycott, but their decision also demonstrated a more critical attitude towards science, and technology.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/LSA/index.htm

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