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In Conversation with artist Annet Couwenberg
Mon 24 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear about the career of Dutch Artist and Educator Annet Couwenberg, led by Dean of the School of Design & Technology, Jose Teunissen.
“Intimate Observations: Art and Science" is a lecture by Annet Couwenberg, an artist and educator of art works informed by her Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, USA working with a fish scientist. The talk will highlight her experiences working at the intersection of art and science, as well has her abiding curiosity and attention to the physical and natural world. This practice of “intimate science” hinges on meticulous observation and experiential learning, illuminating a myriad of ways for an artist to participate in the process. By studying and implementing new technologies in her chosen medium, on-going critical investigation into the integration of crafting in the physical and digital realm form the basis of her recent body of work.
Born in The Netherlands, Annet immigrated to the United States to pursue an MFA at Syracuse University and then a second MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Never fearful of borders, Annet’s work has taken her all over the world: to artist residencies in South Korea, a show at the Textiel Museum in The Netherlands, Gyeonggi MOMA and HOMA in Seoul and exhibitions at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC (just to name a few). Trained in the field of Textiles, Annet is a kinesthetic learner, truly enjoys process and self-identifies as a maker. However, as she is always curious and constantly ready to learn, Annet has moved and merged disciplines across her career. After 27 years teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she created curriculum that merges digital technology, traditional crafts, engineering and art. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with her husband.
Doors will open at 5.40pm.
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London College of Fashion
RHS East, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London, W1G 0BJ