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Simons Center Art Gallery Presents “How ‘Thinks’ Work”

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poster imageThe SCGP Art Gallery at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will present a provocative new exhibit , “How Thinks Work,” from November 29, 2010 through March 1, 2012.

The exhibition is organized around the concept of exploring the human thinking process in relationship to mathematics, human perception, philosophy, language, and nature. Works on display consist of sculpture, installations, prints, performances and media from the Ars Cora Collective, Tatjana Busch with composer Wolfgang Schmid-Grandy, Helaman Ferguson, the Houdini Collective, Kiki Smith, and Victoria Vesna.

The exhibition is curated by Nina Douglas, Director of the Arts Program at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.  The title alludes to the common phrase “How Things Work,” and suggests the treatment of the thinking process as a universal mechanism.

The exhibition opens on November 29th, 2011 at 5 p.m. with an invitation-only reception.  Special events that evening include a lecture on visual illusions by the author Al Seckel, a computer music demonstration by Dan Weymouth, and a series of monologues produced and directed by Steve Marsh.

The exhibition will take place in the SCGP Gallery and through the first and second floors of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and is open to the public Monday- Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

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