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Telfair’s annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns for its 15th year in March with two exhibitions exploring illusion and meditative applications of technology in art. The exhibition Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond focuses on the illusionistic light sculpture of Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn, whose work invites viewers into contemplative infinite spaces. A companion exhibition in the museum’s TechSpace includes work by artists exploring light, illusion, and movement to create meditative experiences, including Ryan Buyssens’ prismatic light sculpture Chromatica, Aidan Lincoln Fowler’s video infinity mirror, and video sculptures and other works by artists including Max Almy, Teri Yarbrow, Greg Finger, Zhou Fan, Kelley McClung, Guanzhi Kou, and Skye Hu. In addition to the galleries, PULSE will include the immersive video installation Return in the Jepson Center atrium by John Collette for the three evenings of the festival.

Exhibitions

Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond

January 13 – August 7, 2022 | Jepson Center, Lewis Gallery

Telfair Museums’ 2022 PULSE Art + Technology Festival’s features a solo exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn (Korean, b.  1971) whose light boxes made from LEDs, one-way mirrors, and sculptural materials create the suggestion of infinite space, whether the illusion of a railroad track curving into the darkness or geometric abstractions in vibrant color. Ahn’s precise and mesmerizing works also reflect the influence of Zen Buddhism and providing otherworldly experiences that connect to the spiritual as well as the language and history of abstraction.

Beyond: Light, Color, and Illusion

January 13 – August 7, 2022 | Jepson Center, TechSpace

Complementing Chul-Hyun Ahn’s work Telfair Museums presents installations by artists exploring light, space and illusion in videos and installations with and without physical elements. Works include artist Ryan Buyssens’ kaleidoscopic motorized light sculpture, Aidan Lincoln Fowler’s video infinity mirror, an interactive video and video sculpture by Savannah-based and international artists.

PULSE Art + Technology 2022 Program Schedule

PULSE Tech Talks for Students with Chul Hyun Ahn, Ryan Buyssens, Aidan Lincoln Fowler.
Friday, March 3, 11am
Register groups for this program by contacting daughtryc@telfair.org.

PULSE Artists Tech Talks for Students with Kelley McClung, Greg Finger, John Colette.
Friday, March 4, 11am
Register groups for this program by contacting daughtryc@telfair.org.

PULSE Curator’s Tour
Friday, March 4, 2pm
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration. Register Now

Youth Workshop: “Connections through Code.” 
March 5, 10am–12pm
(Students grades 6-8) Instructor, Sage Batchelor, Co-founder of Girls Who Code Savannah will be introducing the youth to the Scratch programming toolkit to make an interactive artwork.
Register Now

PULSE Free Family Day at the Jepson Center
Saturday, March 5, 10am-5pm 
Enjoy a day of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore the new PULSE exhibitions.

Family Day hands-on art making activities
Saturday, March 5, 1-4pm
Families can participate in a variety of hands-on art projects during the afternoon hours.

Immersive Projection Return by John Colette
March 2–4, Jepson Center atrium 6-8pm

PULSE Curator and Artists’ Tour
Wednesday, March 2, 6pm
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration.

Register Now

PULSE Opening Lecture with Chul Hyun Ahn
Thursday, March 3, 6pm
Join renowned artist Chul Hyun Ahn for a discussion of his career which evolved from painting into the creation of mind-bending light sculptures that have been exhibited worldwide. A reception follows lecture. Free by advance registration.

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PULSE Free Friday Night & Evening Performance: “Spaces: A Multimedia Performance with Dance, Sound and Interactive Visuals by Tybee Ballet Theater (Britt Bacon, Vinay Arora, Kate Perit).
Friday March 4, 6–8pm
Enjoy activities in the museum between 6 and 8 pm including a 360 video photo booth and LED pin making workshop (Ages 16+).

PULSE is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Harry H. DeLorme, director of education and senior curator.

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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PULSE Lecture by Chul Hyun Ahn

March 3 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center
Join renowned artist Chul-Hyun Ahn for a discussion of his career which evolved from painting into the creation of mind-bending light sculptures that have been exhibited worldwide.
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Free Family Day: PULSE

March 5 at 10am5pm Jepson Center
Families are invited to experience the new PULSE exhibition by Chul-Hyun Ahn and learn about light and illusion in hands-on activities. Hands-on art activities offered 1–4pm.
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PULSE Curator and Artists’ Tour

March 2 at 6pm7pm Jepson Center
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration.
Event

Youth Workshop: “Connections through Code.”

March 5 at 10am12pm Jepson Center
(Students grades 6-8) Instructor, Sage Batchelor, Co-founder of Girls Who Code Savannah will be introducing the youth to the Scratch programming toolkit to make an interactive artwork.
exhibition

Beyond: Light, Color, and Illusion

Jepson Center
Complementing Chul-Hyun Ahn’s work Telfair Museums presents installations by artists exploring light, space and illusion in videos and installations with and without physical elements.
exhibition

Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond

Jepson Center
Telfair Museums’ 2022 PULSE Art + Technology Festival’s features a solo exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn (Korean, b.  1971) whose light boxes made from LEDs, one-way mirrors, and sculptural materials create the suggestion of infinite space, whether the illusion of a railroad track curving into the darkness or geometric abstractions in vibrant color.
Event

PULSE Lecture by Chul Hyun Ahn

March 3 at 6pm8pm Jepson Center
Join renowned artist Chul-Hyun Ahn for a discussion of his career which evolved from painting into the creation of mind-bending light sculptures that have been exhibited worldwide.
Event

Free Family Day: PULSE

March 5 at 10am5pm Jepson Center
Families are invited to experience the new PULSE exhibition by Chul-Hyun Ahn and learn about light and illusion in hands-on activities. Hands-on art activities offered 1–4pm.
Event

PULSE Curator and Artists’ Tour

March 2 at 6pm7pm Jepson Center
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme and participating artists for a walking tour of PULSE exhibitions at the Jepson Center. Free by advance registration.
Event

Youth Workshop: “Connections through Code.”

March 5 at 10am12pm Jepson Center
(Students grades 6-8) Instructor, Sage Batchelor, Co-founder of Girls Who Code Savannah will be introducing the youth to the Scratch programming toolkit to make an interactive artwork.
exhibition

Beyond: Light, Color, and Illusion

Jepson Center
Complementing Chul-Hyun Ahn’s work Telfair Museums presents installations by artists exploring light, space and illusion in videos and installations with and without physical elements.
exhibition

Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond

Jepson Center
Telfair Museums’ 2022 PULSE Art + Technology Festival’s features a solo exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Chul-Hyun Ahn (Korean, b.  1971) whose light boxes made from LEDs, one-way mirrors, and sculptural materials create the suggestion of infinite space, whether the illusion of a railroad track curving into the darkness or geometric abstractions in vibrant color.