Physics and the Artistic Imagination


A new chapter in art history: on the collision of contemporary art and physics


ISBN: 9783775745086 Category:

Ariane Koek


Black holes, dark matter, gravity, time, motion-these phenomena fascinate physicists and artists alike. Both strive to discover how they shape our world. The connection between art and science is gaining increasing significance in contemporary art.Now, the influence of physics on today’s art, design, and architecture is being more closely examined. Curated by Ariane Koek, the founder of the arts program Arts at CERN, the exhibition Entangle – Physics and the Artistic Imagination and its companion catalog present the works of thirteen contemporary artists who are inspired by physics and its investigation of natural phenomena. Besides their works, this ground-breaking publication also contains interviews with the artists and physicists who share their different ways of seeing.Featuring interviews with and works of art by Sarah Sze, Julius von Bismarck, Julian Charrière, Sou Fujumoto, Iris van Herpen, Ryoji Ikeda, William Kentridge, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Goshka Macuga, Davide Quayola, Solveig Settemsda, Keith Tyson, Jorinde Voigt, and Carey Young.

Exhibition:16.11.2018-14.04.2019, BIldmuseet Umeå

Additional information

Weight 582 g
Dimensions 18.4 x 25.3 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 23 December 2019
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18.4 x 25.3 cm
Weight 582 g


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