Science meets Art

Creative ageing or ageing with dementia? - What we can learn from artists and scientists -

AGE ART | June 7, 2018 | 6 - 9 pm | Museum Ludwig

Age is often associated with slowness, frailty and illness. By contrast, artists often surprise us with the fresh and the experimental, captivating our imagination with their extensive artist output even unto their old age.

"Painting as an elixir of life" is the subject of the exhibition, which will be shown as part of the Age Art series of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. The artists Hans Hartung, Karl Otto Götz and Bernard Schultze became known as the leading exponents of expressive abstraction in Europe after the Second World War. Their late pieces will be at the heart of the exhibition.
The abstract and emotional works of the German Expressionist Bernard Schultze are also the inspirations of Prof.Christian Haass (LMU) who is a leading researcher in age-related diseases, specifically Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Prof. Haass has recently been recognized for his groundbreaking work in dementia in which he was awarded the "Brain Prize” by the Danish Lundbeck Foundation. In his lecture "Creative Ageing or Ageing with Dementia", he will discuss the findings of his research along with his intimate connection with art.

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6-7 pm

Exhibition: "Painting as elixir of life"

artists: Hans Hartung, Karl Otto Götz, Bernard Schultze, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston

7-7.45 pm

Talk by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Haass

"Creative ageing or ageing with dementia?"

7.45-9 pmReception