You are cordially invited by the MMA Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology to an evening titled Between Art and Science. Discover the intriguing art landscape of Gilah Yelin Hirsch Professor of Art Emerita and multidisciplinary artist who combines art, design, anthropology, architecture, theology, philosophy, psychology, and psychoneuroimmunology.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch MFA, Professor of Art Emerita at the California State University Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, California, works in multidisciplinary media combining art, design, anthropology, architecture, theology, philosophy, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and world culture, while focusing on the relationship between art and science. In 1972 Hirsch was one of the founders of the world’s first women artist organizations, The Los Angeles Council of Women Artists (LACWA) while since 1968 she has been exhibiting internationally in major museums including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, National Museum of Hungary, Budapest, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Jerusalem Biennale, Israel. Hirsch’s work has been collected by significant public and private collections including National Endowment for the Arts; UCLA Medical Arts Collection; Bank of America National Banks; Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI; Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; KAM Mexico. Hirsch’s many publications are included in the International Journal of Healing and Caring; International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism; Leonardo (MIT), Journal of Art and Science; as well as a book on creativity and mental illness, Demonic to Divine: The Double Life of Shulamis Yelin, (Vehicle Press). Hirsch has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including the US National Endowment for the Arts (1985), the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, (2010), “for her innovative blending of science and art”; the Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship, Italy (1992); Annaghmakerrig Center for the Arts, Ireland (1993); Banff Center for the Arts, Canada (1985). Hirsch’s film Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe (1995), investigates her theory on the origin of alphabet, pattern in nature and the neurology of perception and cognition, and her most recent film, Reading the Landscape (2018), has garnered five film festival awards. Her recent retrospective exhibition, Archaeology of Metaphor: The Art of Gilah Yelin Hirsch (2022) at OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art), was accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue of the same title and published by Skira Editore, Milan.
Date: June 22, 2023
Location: Hild-villa, 1121 Budapest, Budakeszi Street 38.
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM continuous screening of Gilah’s two movies:
5:00 PM Gilah’s presentation and the roundtable discussion
7:00 PM concert of Duola ((Balázs Bágyi - drums, Dániel P. Szabó - dulcimer)
7:45 PM reception
Round table discussion participants:
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of Art Emerita and multidisciplinary artist;
Johanna Domokos, professor of Bielefeld University and Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church;
Avi Roth artist, photographer;
László Koppány Csáji, director of the MMA Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology.
Admission is free, please indicate your intention to participate by June 19, 2023 at email@example.com.
“Combining years as an artist in solitary wilderness sojourns, with biomedical and neuroscientific investigation concerning mind/body patterning, I have blended art and science to reveal existing relationships between form in nature, form in human physiology and behavior, and the forms that are present universally in all alphabets. My understanding that the artist brings abstraction into form, while the scientist brings form into abstraction, coupled with my experience in diverse world cultures, has prompted me to address the hardwired wisdom of the body as the repository of intrinsic knowledge leading toward health and behavior benefiting the greater good.”
You can see more of the artist's works by clicking on the link below: https://gilah.com/