Art-Science Calendar of Events NYC

This calendar is an initiative of the Art Science Observatory, in collaboration with SciArt in America, Beautiful Brain, Ligo projects, Dactyl Foundation and other art/science organizations.

Helena Christensen, Far From, Close, photography exhibition

December 15th 2008 – January 18, 2009

At the request of Helena Christensen the proceeds from this exhibition will go to two children’s charities; Chernobyl Children’s Project International and The Point.

The Imperfectionist: Helena Christensen, NY Times

The Imperfectionist

December 14, 2008

By Karin Nelson

HELENA CHRISTENSEN, the Danish supermodel turned fashion and art photographer, is probably the only person complaining that the iPhone takes quality photos. ”I’ll shake it as much as I can,” she said, a note of disdain in her voice. ”But it still comes out perfect.” Her photography, which has appeared in French and Italian Vogue and will go on view Monday at the Dactyl Foundation, is decidedly less perfect. ”It’s the blurriness and imperfection that I love,” she explained. ”And that strange feeling that the light can create.” [continue…]

Jan Krugier, Modern Art Dealer, Dies at 80

Jan Krugier in 2006, with a painting by Picasso.

Jan Krugier in 2006, with a painting by Picasso.

November 20, 2008

Jan Krugier, Dealer of Art by Picasso, Balthus and Other Modernists, Dies at 80 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

Jan Krugier, who survived two years in Nazi concentration camps as a young man and went on to become a highly regarded dealer of work by artists like Picasso, Morandi, Balthus and Giacometti, died on Saturday at his home in Geneva. He was 80. [continue…]

Dialogues: Curated by Jan Krugier

November 3 – November 30, 2008
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

In Memorium

Jan Krugier was perhaps the most significant art collector and dealer of our times. His passion and uncompromising vision can be seen clearly in what is one of the greatest collections known. We at Dactyl are honored to have hosted Dialogues, the last exhibition curated by Jan Krugier, before he passed away. We are especially thankful to Izabela Grocholski and John Mollett who made this incredible event possible. We would also like to thank Hikari Yokoyama. [continue…]

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John Allen Paulos, discussion

Thursday, November 6, 6:30PM

Wine & conversation with John Allen Paulos: Discussion Forum

Co-hosted by The Center for Inquiry

Paulos has written on the vagaries of the stock market in A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market, arguments for God in his most recent book, Irreligion, and the mathematical and philosophical basis of humor in Mathematics and Humor and I Think, Therefore I Laugh. [continue…]

Angelbert Metoyer, ASK drawings and paintings

October 3rd – 25th, 2008

curated by Hikari Yokoyama

opening: October 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00

Internationally recognized for his palimpsest style, throughout his career Angelbert Metoyer has employed an esoteric system of symbols and icons to bemuse viewers and present himself as a shamanistic seer. Lately, he has gone deeper into abstraction, aligning his work with contemporary science’s ultimate abstractions: quantum mechanics and field theory. [continue…]

Jennifer Michael Hecht, discussion

Monday Sept 8th

TRUTH UNCORKED: Where Wine Flows Like Conversation – a discussion Forum with Jennifer Michael Hecht

Join the Center for Inquiry and the Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities for a Truth Uncorked event, with author, poet, and intellectual historian Jennifer Michael Hecht. Our main event, featuring a salon conversation over wine and light hors d’oeuvres, begins at 6:30 p.m. An optional, intimate dinner with the speaker will follow. [continue…]

Phillis Levin with Ciaran Berry, poetry salon

Wednesday, Sept 24, 2008
POETRY SALON 6:30 – 8:30PM

Featuring Phillis Levin with Ciaran Berry: Poetry Salon
Seating is limited, suggested donation $10 [continue…]

Nomenus Quarterly, exhibition curated by Erik Madigan Heck

August 28 – September 21, 2008

Metal Magazine, Launch Party

August 5th 2008

Mike O'Meally, Far From Home

Far From Home, photo exhibit

Opening: June 27, 2008


Transworld Skateboarding
Cliche Skateboards

(includes exhibition installation photos) [continue…]

Marie Ponsot with Kevin O'Sullivan, poetry salon

Friday, June 6th, 7:30-9:00

Marie Ponsot, Award-winning Poet and Mentor to Generations

with Kevin O’Sullivan Dactyl Foundation’s Emerging Poet of the Year [continue…]

S Magazine, Ajar

Spring/Summer 2008

Exhibition of S Magazine Issue 7 entitled ‘Ajar’


Bela Borsodi

Christian Friis

Ernesto Gonzalez

Christophe Kutner

Dan Martensen [continue…]

Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas, opening reception

May 3, 2008 7:00-9:00 PM
works on paper by Yelena Yemchuk [continue…]

Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas, Preview

April 30, 2008
Notes on Fantômas, works on paper by Yelena Yemchuk


Yelena Yemchuk, Notes on Fantômas

May 3 – June 1, 2008
Works on paper by Yelena Yemchuck
Curated by Neil Grayson.
Made possible by the generosity of Anurag Bhargava & Vassilis Kertsikoff. [continue…]

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Maggie Jackson, discussion

Thurs., Jan. 15, 6:30 PM

wine & conversation with Maggie Jackson: Discussion Forum

Cohost: Center for Inquiry

CFI’s next Truth Uncorked wine and conversation event will take place on Thursday, January 15 with Maggie Jackson. Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating coverage of U.S. social issues. She writes the popular “Balancing Acts” column in the Sunday Boston Globe, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Gastronomica and onNational Public Radio. Her latest book, Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (Prometheus Books, 2008) [continue…]