Book Presentation in English at Museum Kunstpalast

Richard Meitner, Reductio ad Absurdum 1977, Galss & Gold
Photo: Ron Zijlstra@ Richard Meitner 

As part of the supporting programme for Art & Alchemy at Museum Kunstpalast there will be a book presentation »Laboratories of Art. Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th century« with Sven Dupré und Lawrence M. Principe.

Two outstanding experts share their insight into researching art and alchemy. A publication will be presented to the public that is the outcome of a symposium at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin in March 2013. The symposium was one of the foundations for the concept of the exhibition »Art and Alchemy – The Mystery of Transformation«.

Sven Dupré is professor of history of knowledge at the Freie Universität Berlin and director of the Research Group »Art and Knowledge in Pre-modern Europe« at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is scientific advisor to the exhibition »Art and Alchemy« and joint editor of its accompanying publication.

Lawrence M. Principe is Drew Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and holds a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Department of Chemistry. He is among the foremost specialists on the history of alchemy. As scientific advisor he is a cooperation partner for the exhibition »Art and Alchemy«.

Sunday, 15. June 2014, 3:00 pm
Museum Kunstpalast