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  • 1. THE SEDUCTION OF GALILEO GALILEI ALEKSANDRA MIR Zubair Bhuiyan Seminar 1: The Arts in NYC Prof. Corey D’Augustine
  • 2. If angels and astronauts share the same sk isn’t it time they were introduced?” -Aleksandra Mir
  • 3. Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967). From The Dream and the Promise, 2009. Collage on boardwith gold-leaf frame, 17 12 3/4 in. (43 32.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesyMary Boone Gallery, New York. © Aleksandra Mir
  • 4. THE EXHIBITION-Combination of short film and paintings( from Aleksandra Mir’sThe Dream and the Promise collection).-Religious iconography meets space travel-Where and how do religion and science converge?-A “conversation” with Galileo Galilei to elucidate this ^
  • 5. THE VIDEO BEFORE AFTERAleksandra Mir (b. 1967), still from The Seduction of Galileo Galilei, 2011. Video,color, sound; 16:33 min. Commissioned by Mercer Union, Toronto. Collection of theartist, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, and Galeria Joan
  • 6. LESSONS IN GRAVITY-A demonstration of gravity becomes much more thana fun experiment- Is this art?-Art is fleeting vs. Art captures the moment-The work that all of these people put into act, only to repeat the act once more.
  • 7. Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967). From The Dream and the Promise, 2009. Collage on boardwith gold-leaf frame, 17 12 3/4 in. (43 32.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesyMary Boone Gallery, New York. © Aleksandra Mir
  • 8. THE MAN OF SCIENCE -Galileo -Social responsibility of the scientist -Determinism -Answers to the questions that spirituality can not answerPortrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans painted in 1636. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
  • 9. THE MAN OF FAITH -Revelations and miracles are beyond science. -Religion is the science of life -“When we look at science and religion are we looking at the same thing at different stages of evolution?” -Mark Baker -Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967). From The Dream and the Promise, 2009. Collage on boardwith gold-leaf frame, 17 1/2 12 3/8 in. (44.5 31.5 cm). Collection of the artist;courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York. © Aleksandra Mir
  • 10. SO WHAT?-Religion is a system of control; what about science?-Is science a religion? Is religion a science?-”When we have found all the meanings and lost allthe mysteries, we will be alone on an empty shore.” 1-Can science and technology appease theimagination that strives for so much?1 Arcadia by Tom Stoppard ; Scene six, page 109
  • 11. CONCLUSION-The man of science vs. the man of faith => forever locked in struggle-Science and religion both strive to understand the world-Mir uses her own form of art to express these ideas in an almost minimalistic way. She uses a form of satire to diffuse the gravity of the debate.-Do you believe that this is worthwhile art? Yes.

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