Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures, Films, and Performances

For a list of all programs related to Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, including those that do not take place at the Zimmerli, please click here.

"Charles Sirato’s Journey to the Dimensionist Manifesto and Beyond"Tuesday, October 15 / 4:30pm
Murray Hall 302
Free and open to the public.

Art historian Oliver A. I. Botar looks at the life of Charles Sirató (aka Károly Tamkó Sirató), including his intellectual and artistic journey that leads to his drafting of the remarkable "Dimensionist Manifesto" in Paris in 1936. It was signed by such luminaries of the art world as Hans Arp, Sophie Taueber-Arp, Camille Bryen, César Domela, Ben Nicholson, Alexander Calder, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Katarzyna Kobro, Joan Miró, László Moholy-Nagy, Francis Picabia, and Enrico Prampolini. Among the topics of discussion are: Sirató’s intellectual background in Hungary, particularly the Hungarian literary and artistic avant-garde from around 1919 to 1930; his knowledge of Einstein’s conception of relativity and Minkowski’s related formulation of the space-time continuum; his contacts with members of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 1930s; and the project for a Dimensionist Movement, which failed to materialize due to Sirató’s health problems and the impending war. The talk ends with a brief look at the afterlife of the Manifesto and the effect that its virtual disappearance from the art historical record had on its author.

Organized by the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, and the Zimmerli Art Museum, with support from the Salgo Trust for Education.

Spanish Language Tour of Dimensionism | Tour en español del Dimensionismo
Sunday, November 3 / 2pm | domingo, 3 de noviembre / 2pm
Free | Gratis

Join us for a guided tour of Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein, led in Spanish.
Acompáñenos en una visita guiada por Dimensionismo: El arte moderno en la era de Einstein, conducido en español.

Artist Talk: Saya Woolfalk
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Reception / 4pm
Talk / 4:30pm

Free and open to the public

All are invited to the Zimmerli Art Museum for a talk with multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk, invited by the Institute for Research on Women as part of the university’s yearlong engagement with artists working at the nexus of art and science.

Organized by the Institute for Research on Women and the Zimmerli Art Museum


Photos McKay Imaging Photography