Exceptional ability to listen. What ‘s it?
Nine artists worked together to transform the abstract thinking of mathematics into a stimulating experience for the mind and the senses, an experience accessible to everyone. Who’re our heroes? Jean- Michel Alberola, Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Takeshi Kitano, Patti Smith, Beatriz Milhazes, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadanori Yokoo and David Lynch.
Instead of the representatives of art sphere, there were eight mathematicians, and one of them from Russia – Misha Gromov – who made together with David Lynch a Library of Mysteries, a structure in the shape of zero.
From Archimedes to Poincaré, Descartes to Einstein, the library provides a retrospective of the major events in the history of mathematics and human thought via an audiovisual installation.
Patti Smith: “The symbols you recognize are words and the mirrors are books. You start reading and your language conversation with the Universe begins”.
It was my first impression on the exhibition, what’s going on? The conversation with the Universe, it’s so general, but it’s also so personal. The history of art is closely connected with all inventions in our life; mathematics is a universal language to express it.
You can find detailed information about the exhibition and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain here.