This exhibition explores art as a speculative science, investigating priniciples more commonly associated with scientific or mathematical thought. Through the work of an intergenerational group of artists, the exhibition will propose that art acts as an investigative and experimental form of inquiry, addressing or amending what is explained through traditional scientific or mathematical means: entropy, matter, time (cosmic, geological), energy, topology, mimicry, perception, consciousness, et cetera.
The holocene is from Max Frisch’s 1980 novella, Man in the Holocene where he describes our period of geological time as a time in which we attempt to understand the physical and natural laws that govern the universe and the origins of life, while also coping with the significant extent of our own impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.
João Ribas, Curator
through January 6, 2013
MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium Level
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