AN EVENING WITH ART & SCIENCE AT THE HUB
The seventh vernissage at the CSH Vienna presents paintings of the Austrian artist Karin Czermak
Peter Turchin will introduce the new CSH research group “Social Complexity and Collapse”
October 10, 2019, 6 pm, Palais Strozzi
About the art:
Karin Czermak | “Resolving Landscape”
Shapes appear, overlap, disappear. Colors intertwine, find each other, replace each other. The results are poetic yet fragmented paintings. With „Resolving Landscapes“, Karin Czermak addresses natural areas. In the process of painting scenic elements are resolved, split and rearranged thus composing fragile artworks that represent landscapes made up by abstract color patches.
Karin Czermak studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, at the Master Class for Painting, as well as at the University of Rovaniemi, Finland. She is holding a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Studies. Karin has been involved in cultural, humanitarian and educational projects worldwide. Her works have been featured in exhibitions and publications across Austria.
About the science:
Peter Turchin | “Social Complexity and Collapse”
The goal of the new group is to study processes responsible for the emergence of complex societies in human history. What makes complex societies resilient to internal and external shocks? How could we determine the probability for the collapse of a society?
The new group, which will be led by Peter Turchin, the founder and coordinator of the massive historical database Seshat Databank, will build mechanism-based models of both the rise of complex societies and their periodic collapses. The aim is to test model predictions against historical and archaeological data.