Critical Discussion

Poonam Singh, Succulent Series 3, patel 2018

Theory at Home

Art and Science: A Converging World with Poonam Singh

  • November 17, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Zoom

Free, everyone welcome to attend! Please email Adriana at programs@mawa.ca for Zoom login.

Art and science help us interpret and explore the world around us. While the activities of scientists and artists may differ, they share the creative process, are driven by a sense of curiosity, have a sensitivity to aesthetics in their work and possess a desire to make a positive contribution to the welfare of humanity. Artists observe, interpret and render nature-activities that are very similar to those performed by scientists. To cite but one example, botanical paintings have helped scientists to document plant details, and serve as historical and scientific records. Join in this wide-ranging discussion about the intersections between art and science!

Reading: Click here to download PDF

About Theory at Home It’s fun! It’s theoretical! And you can wear your pajamas! MAWA presents a series of informal critical discussions led by guest facilitators online. People of all genders welcome. Email programs@mawa.ca to receive the Zoom link to the meeting. Or if you are tired out by so many Zoom meet-ups or find the interface challenging, feel free to do the reading or have a discussion on one of these topics with a friend.

About Zoom Zoom is an internet based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom works best if you download the application in advance and set up an account. The download is available here: https://zoom.us/download. Once you have Zoom installed, click the meeting link at 6:30 on November 17 to join the discussion. To register and obtain the meeting link, please email Adriana at programs@mawa.ca.

  • Poonam Singh

    Poonam Singh works in drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles. She combines her technical scientific knowledge with traditional and experimental forms of visual representation. Themes in her scientific and art works include traditional agricultural practices, agriculture-induced environmental issues, genetic diversity and food security, specifically with respect to plant science. Singh sees biological progress and change as a metaphor for human relationships.