‘True Beauty’ Tales of Research and Imagination
Stedelijk Museum Breda, The Netherlands.
The face of science is constantly changing. Recent scientific areas of research, discoveries and technologies has led to a flood of new images. Although they sometimes resemble what we know, the stories these images tell can often be a mystery. Many images stand out for their beauty. Perhaps the makers want to make apparent that truth and beauty are still connected.
On the other hand, artists and designers create new images through scientific research. Their interests might lie in techniques and methodologies, or they might place their focus on the aesthetics and meaning of the images themselves. History has shown that the relationship between scientific and artistic imagination, between scientific and artistic beauty, has always been a source of inspiration.
The exhibition gives an overview of some of the most beautiful scientific images from the 21st century. Photography, video, and animations will explore the themes of man & nature and space & matter with artworks by Flavie Audi, Franck Bragigand, Herbert Franke, Jan-Maarten Luursema, James Pricer, and Mels van Zutphen.
True Beauty is the pilot to a series of three biennial exhibitions that explore science, fine art, and image culture.
FLAVIE AUDI X NOOR FARES
Both Flavie and Noor combine digital technology with traditional craftsmanship techniques, working with highly skilled artisans. The combination of their distinct practices results. Flavie’s dazzling world enters Noor’s esoteric geometry to result in a new collection of jewels for Noor Fares. The Superlunary collection fuses Flavie’s exploration into the symbiosis of the synthetic and the natural with Noor’s minimal aesthetic, creating pieces echoing lunar bodies transfixed in a seemingly eternal fluidity that hover between the realm of the real and the synthesised. The fluid geometry of the pieces are created through different processes: hand carved stone requiring high levels of craftsmanship inlaid with artificial and natural gems, synthetic resin swallowing natural stones to form ethereal clouds, silver and resin moulded by a 3D printer. These materials together form an ambiguous juxtaposition through which the lines between the two are blurred. This duality invites the viewer to consider the relative merits of each material. In an era of technological innovation that has seen the creation of flawless, synthetic diamonds, undetectable by man or machine, the work questions the values and authenticity inherent within these materials.
Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
künstlerinnen aus dem morgenland
18th May – 30th June 2017
6 – 9 April 2017
Tristan Hoare, Booth G10
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