Today, but already yesterday, energy and switches, the Smartphone and the designer Jony Ive. Tomorrow, but already today, the works of Olafur Eliasson to be together facing the transitions of the world.
Dust are everywhere. They invade the world and our lives. Dust Breeding by Marcel Duchamp, materialized by the famous photograph by Man Ray, turns dust into art.
“Are you a physicist? “Giuseppe Penone asks me during the opening of his exhibition at the Grenoble Museum in November 2014. A little surprised, I answer: “Yes, I am a professor of physics at the university and a researcher in nanotechnology. « He then asked me: « Could you sculpt a grain of sand ? »
With Little Sun Lamp, Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen produce an altruistic artwork here. This work is very contemporary in its artistic, social and scientific resonance. Putting these three aspects into perspective is the subject of this article.
Tomas Saraceno’s “On Air” exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo ended on January 6, 2019. Like thousands of visitors, I saw, fascinated, for hours, these immense spider webs vibrating in the dark. Tomas Saraceno pointed out, about a year ago, in an exchange with Nadine Botha : “I think there are a myriad of otherContinue reading “Tomas Saraceno, the spider, science and perception of the world.”
That day, I prepare students for a workshop in which we will explore movement and gestures, using the sensors of smartphones. For the most part, the students are not scientists. At the end of the course, a design student says to me: “You should have a look at the work of Fabienne Verdier. Some ofContinue reading “Fabienne Verdier, the painting at the heart of movement”
Cédric Poulain is a photographer and a physicist, two passions that must have been intimately intertwined in him for a very long time. He was already an adult when a bilateral retinitis caused him to lose an eye completely. The other one still allows him to say if I am there or not, when IContinue reading “Photographer, physicist and visually impaired: Cédric Poulain exhibits at the Festival Voies Off in Arles”
From 3 to 14 October 2017, Yoann Bourgeois’ machines invaded the Pantheon to dialogue with Pendule de Foucault. Unlike the pendulum that swings alone, whether we are there or not, his machines must be “inhabited” by acrobats to become devices that explore movement. But, just like The Pendulum, these devices lead us again and againContinue reading “Yoann Bourgeois at the Pantheon in the Eye of a Physicist”
Forty years ago, Pierre Soulages created the Outrenoir. These immense paintings help us to contemplate the light. “Maybe only light has had a full life,” wrote the poet Yves Bonnefoy. Pierre Soulages is at the Louvre On December 11, 2019, a major retrospective devoted to the painter whose 100th birthday is about to be celebratedContinue reading “Pierre Soulages, the art of exploring light in space”
Every day thousands of people play with Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Affectionately nicknamed “the bean” for obvious reasons, the immense mirrored sculpture is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together and placed on the ground. It’s about 10 meters tall, with a base of about 20 by 13 meters.Continue reading “Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world”