On June 5th, please join us to discuss the work of artist Yutaka Matsuzawa through the writings of the physicist and chemist Ilya Prigogine and media theorist and economist César Hidalgo, lead by art historian Alan Longino. Below is a brief introduction:

 
"Vanish the object"
 
By most accounts, this is the phrase Yutaka Matsuzawa heard in his revelation on June 1, 1964.1

 
Through the 60s, 70s, and into the 80s, Matsuzawa developed this concept of immateriality—closely following the original thesis set by Henry Flynt in 196 1 , though no awareness of connection is noted—into what would eventually be his Quantum Art Manifesto (1985-89).
 
This SEMINAR looks at the Manifesto, graciously and opportunely retrieved by his son-in-law Haruo Matuzawa, through the analyses of César Hidalgo’s writings and readings of the Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicist, Ilya Prigogine. Equally followed and researched by Matsuzawa, Prigogine’s research on dissipative systems and non-linear models of thermodynamics entreated Matsuzawa to further develop the concept of telepathy between objects and persons.

Telepathy and non-linear models of thinking towards art—with an eye to both the spiritual and fictional, while firmly rooted in the personal—will be the end focus of this seminar.
 
1 Tomii, Reiko. Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan. MIT Press, April 2016. 320 pp.

- Alan Longino
 
Date: Monday, JUNE 5th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  321 GALLERY: 321 Washington ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Clinton-Washington Ave-- G Train please note:: 321 is on the garden level (basement)

Readings:
1César Hidalgo, The Eternal Anomaly, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies, Basic Books, 2015.

2Yutaka Matsuzawa & Nobutaka Ueda, Non-Linear Modernism, 2004 

3)Matsuzawa, Yutaka. Quantum Art Manifesto: A Paradigm shift in art. trans. Yutaka Matsuzawa. September 9, 1988. Okazaki Tamako Gallery, 1-21-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. pp. 51 (English translation, done by Matsuzawa, begins on p. 28 of the document)