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Click to enlargeSYSTEM AS MEDIUM, SYSTEM AS MOTIF GORO MURAYAMA & DR FRANCIS HALSALL
Apr 18, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm talk/event
Computer system, cultural system, economic system, subsystem, ecosystem… Systems suggest processes which are constantly regulated or structured operations, somehow considered detached from art, the act of human creation and expression. However, Systems Art is an approach associated with the dematerialisation of artworks, the tendency towards taking information and process as a medium, and the rise of cybernetic art in contemporary art.
 
Murayama is inspired by the notion of Autopoiesis, self-sustaining systems, developed by the Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela in 1972. This theory has today been applied to the fields of cognition, law, systems theory, sociology, medicine and beyond. How does he connect this idea to his artistic practice in the hemp painting series, as well as other bodies of works that explore the systems we live in?
Dr Francis Halsall is an art historian and the author of the book, Systems of Art (2008), which examined systems theory and its implications for artistic practice. Where and how could Murayama’s work fit in relation to the history of Systems Art and within current tendencies in artistic practice? What role does Systems Art play in today’s information era? What implications might it have for the autonomy of artists?
 
This talk is part of the exhibition:
Emergence of Order by Goro Murayama
21 March - 25 April 2018
Admission free, Monday–Friday 9.30am–5pm
 
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QP
Free, booking essential at: dajf.org.uk/exhibitions/emergence-of-order-by-goro-murayama/artist-talk-emergence-of-order-by-goro-murayama
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