Hagedorn Foundation Gallery - Concepts of Cartography Artist Talk
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us as Steve Aishman, dean of Academic Services at SCAD Atlanta discusses two solo exhibitions currently on exhibit at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery: "1h" from Hans Christian Schink and "Night Map" from Nanna Debois Buhl
In 16,500 BC humans started drawing maps of the night sky. Cartography represents more than just mapping, it represents the human desire to locate where we are in relation to other humans and to the universe around us. As our understanding of the world and ourselves has changed, our maps have changed. Dean Steve Aishman will discuss how Buhl and Schink’s work participate in the continued evolution of cartography by displaying contemporary visual representations of how humans locate themselves in a place.
Before becoming dean, Aishman was a professor of photography and cultural theory at institutions such as Harvard, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Aishman has his undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Princeton University and his master's in photography from Tufts University. His artwork revolves around issues of contemporary visual language.