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teamLab challenges our experience of art

On Nov. 14, co-founder Daisuke Sakai spoke to Stanford students about teamLab, a Tokyo-based artist collective founded in 2001. teamLab’s work merges art and technology to question human relationships with the natural world. Bringing together artists, programmers, engineers, computer animators, mathematicians and architects, they aim to “liberate art from the physical and transcend boundaries,” according…

‘About Face’: Your face, my face and our faces together in art

Everyone is familiar with the struggle and unease of confronting someone face-to-face. The Cantor Arts Center’s exhibition “About Face” places viewers in this intimate and tense engagement with American portraiture of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, John Gutmann, Barbara Morgan and Edward Weston from the 1920s to 1940s. Both subject and viewer stand uncomfortably close to…

Fun on the Farm: Twenty-five years of Earth systems

The Earth Systems department recently celebrated its 25th birthday, with a fun and “Farm casual” gathering on the O’Donahue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Students, prospective majors, alumni, faculty and friends gathered and raised glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres on compostable sticks to 25 years of Earth systems excellence. Folks gathered in the newly opened…

Down the rabbit hole of Nina Katchadourian’s ‘Curiouser’

A popcorn machine with a microphone inside, TV monitors playing six channels simultaneously, a rearranged world map with the US neighboring the Middle East, pictures of pink hand-made spider webs — you may wonder what ties these seemingly random objects together. Multimedia artist Nina Katchadourian, creator of these works-of-art, explores diverse themes with unlimited possibilities…

‘The Centennial Exhibition’: Reveling in Pedro de Lemos’ history and simplicity

Celebrating the Stanford Art Gallery’s 100th year, “Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition” offers a nostalgic glance through the work of former Stanford Art Gallery curator and director Pedro Joseph de Lemos. Running from now until Dec. 3 in the Stanford Art Gallery, the exhibition explores de Lemos’ central theories on color…