La Scienza a regola d'Arte

A conversation between Julian Charrière, Felix Keller and Dehlia Hannah

Tu 26.11.2019

  • LAC Hall

  • Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano
  • Free admissions

    Limited seats

Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 18:15

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana and IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research invite you to the sixth appointment of the cycle of conferences "La Scienza a regola d'Arte": a conversation between Julian Charrière, one of the most innovative and promising young Swiss artists of his generation, and Felix Keller, Professor at the ETH in Zurich and glaciologist, active in raising awareness on the melting of glaciers since many years. The conversation will be moderated by Dehlia Hannah, resercher at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen and science philosopher. The dialogue will offer the chance to weave together the experiences, the paths and the visions of two personalities, deepening with them the interconnections between the scientific and artistic worlds and the consequent responsibilities.

The conversation will be held in English.
At the end of the talk the public could visit the exhibition dedicated to Julian Charrière for free.


Julian Charrière - Biography
Born in Morges (Switzerland) in 1987, Julian Charrière lives and works in Berlin. In 2011 he studied at the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experimentation) where he was taught by Olafur Eliasson. During his career, Charrière has exhibited both individually and as a member of the Berlin collective Das Numen in museums and institutions around the world, among which: the Parasol Unit Foundation for Art in London (UK); Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland); Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris (France); Palais du Tokyo in Paris (France); Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (Germany); Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna (Austria); Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (Germany); Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland; Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (Japan); the Kochi-Muziris Biennial in India; the 12th Biennale de Lyon (France); the 57th Venice Biennale (Italy). His first solo exhibition in an Italian institution (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Everywhere) is currently being held at the MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. Julian Charrière has won many important prizes, including the Kiefer Hablitzel Award during the Swiss Art Awards of 2013 and 2015, and the Kaiserring Stipendium für junge Kunst in 2016.


Felix Keller - Biography
Felix Keller received his doctorate from the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) on the subject of "Interactions between snow and permafrost". Since 1997, he has headed the current European Tourism Institute at the Academia Engiadina. In 2004, he received a lectureship in environmental didactics at the ETH. Since 2015, Academia Engiadina has been developing the spectacular MortAlive project for the care of the Morteratsch glacier together with the Graubünden University of Applied Sciences and the University of Utrecht. This project is musically supported by the duo TangoGlaciar.


Dehlia Hannah - Biography
Dehlia HannahPh.D. is a philosopher and curator, presently Mads Øvlisen Fellow in Art and Natural Sciences at the Department of Chemistry and Biosciences at Aalborg University-Copenhagen. Her current research project, An Imaginary Museum of Philosophical Monsters, examines the role of fictional places, beings and technologies in the history of philosophy. She holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Columbia University with specializations in philosophy of science and aesthetics. Her recent book, A Year Without a Winter (Columbia University Press, 2018), reframes contemporary imaginaries of climate crisisby revisiting the literary and environmental aftermaths of the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. Her forthcoming monograph, Performative Experiments, examines contemporary artworks that takes the form of scientific experiments. Her writing and curatorial practice explores emerging environmental imaginaries and philosophies of nature.