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International artist visiting MSU for residency at intersection of art, science and technology

Morgan Butts, Abel Korinsky
Russ White | MSU Today
Morgan Butts, Abel Korinsky

As part of Michigan State University’s 2024 MSUFCU Arts Power Up artists-in-residence, Abel Korinsky of Berlin, Germany, is in residence during the spring semester.

This inaugural open call for artists is a collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB; the MSU Museum; the STEAMpower Project, Michigan State University’s art, science and culture collaborative; and Arts MSU. This new residency fosters collaboration, exploration, experimentation, and innovation on MSU’s vibrant campus, culminating in the creation of groundbreaking artworks at the intersection of art, science and technology.

Korinsky talks with Morgan Butts, director of communications and marketing for University Arts and Collections.

Conversation Highlights:

(1:13) - Can you tell us a little about how you found this residency and what interested you?

(2:14) - This residency is really built on the intersection of the arts and the sciences. Can you tell us a little more about how you’ve explored this intersection in your past work?

(3:15) - You’ve been here at MSU and working closely with FRIB for a few weeks now. What sorts of interactions have you had and where are you now in terms of thinking of the work you’ll create in response to this experience?

(5:04) - From your perspective, what are some of the similarities and differences between art and science? What can artists and scientists learn from each other?

(6:48) - You have a series of public engagements during your residency, including one coming right up on April 11. Can you tell us about the Intersection Conversation?

 (8:04) – What is University Arts and Collections?

 (8:26) – What’s coming up on campus in the next few weeks?

 (8:56) – Generous sponsors supported Abel’s visit.

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