Art and Science

Art and Science: the future dialogue

14:00 – 16:00

Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists

Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor

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As the closing event of The Fugue, we will have a public discussion on the future of the interaction between art and science. It will conclude a five day session of actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances in different venues and locations across the city of Stockholm that look at how art and science can interact.


For this event, members of OuUnPo network will engage in a dialogue with representatives of ArtResLab Hagastaden, which is a unique collaboration carried out by StockholmArt, The Public Art Agency of Sweden and Stockholm County Council’s Culture Administration, as well as three research institutes: Stockholm University, The Karolinska Institute and The Royal Institute of Technology. The aim of their project is to develop a mutual exchange between artists and researchers within the hard sciences.

ArtResLab will be presented by Lotta Mossum, Curator Public Art Agency Sweden. OuUnPo will be represented by Stephen Whitmarsh, neuroscientist at Karolinska institutet and the talks will be moderated by artist Per Hüttner.

The event will include presentations of the ArtResLab project, a summery and reflection on the art-science collaborations of the Fugue, along with conversations about the visions, problematics and future of art-science collaborations, between those on the panel and the audience.


Per Hüttner (1967) is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Paris. He was trained at Konsthögskolan, Stockholm and at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He has shown extensively in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, solo exhibitions include “>unkown” at Zendai Contemporary in Shanghai, “Repetitive Time” at Göteborgs konstmuseum, and “I am a Curator” at Chisenhale Gallery in London. Participation in group shows include Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM); Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Hayward Gallery in London, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MACBA in Barcelona and he has performed at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Pinacoteca and the Venice Biennial. A dozen monographs on the artists work have been published in the last decade. Hüttner is the founder and director of the Vision Forum, a project-based international experimental research network.

Lotta Mossum is a Swedish curator who has worked with public art projects for the last ten years. Since 2008 she is a curator at The Public Art Agency Sweden but is also doing freelance work as an art consultant for municipalities, regions and private commissioners. She was trained at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm (Master in Fine Arts), and has studied Philosophy and Art History at Stockholm University and Södertörn College.

Stephen Whitmarsh (1979) obtained his degree in experimental psychology at the University of Amsterdam (NL). He obtained his PhD in neuroscience at the Foundations of Mathematics and Computer Science (Nijmegen University) and at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, for his thesis ‘Nonreactivity and Metacognition in Mindfulness’. Stephen is currently postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish National facility for Magnetoencephalography (NatMEG) at the Karolinska Institute, where he supports neuroscience research while continuing his own experiments on attention and consciousness.