Conversations with Artists | “Data-Driven Art”

Conversations with Artists | December 9, 2021

This series brings MFAH curators together with artists whose works shaped the inaugural installations and special commissions for the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. Admission is free.

Tonight, Jason Salavon and Norwood Viviano discuss “Data-Driven Art” with robotics technologist Rashed Haq. Lisa Volpe, associate curator of photography, introduces the program.

On-Site at the MFAH
Thursday, December 9, 2021 / Watch the Video

About the Artists & Their Work
Using software he designed, Jason Salavon pulled nearly a quarter-million digital images to create Little Infinity (v.MFAH). Suggesting the flood of imagery that inundates daily life, this site-specific commission covers the walls outside the photography galleries on the second floor of the Kinder Building. Norwood Viviano utilized glass-blowing techniques in tandem with 3-D modeling for Cities: Departure and Deviation. Exploring issues of urbanism, this work illustrates population shifts in 24 American cities and is on view in the Mapping installation on the third floor.

About the Moderator
Rashed Haq is a Bangladeshi American artist, scientist, and technologist with a background in photography, mathematical physics, and robotics. His book Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Transformation was published in 2020.

Learn More
The 2021 Ruth K. Shartle Lecture Series concludes with this talk. Watch the other conversations.

Plan Your Visit
This lecture takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater. Seating is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis only. On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and general admission is free.

Safety Guidelines Masks are required during programs in Museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

Accessibility Questions or Requests? If you have any questions about accessibility resources in the Museum’s auditoriums, email or call 713.639.7300.

The Ruth K. Shartle Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc.


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