Ars Mathematica in Le French May

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

ARS MATHEMATICA
CHROMOTOPIAS, MATERIALS FOR INVENTIONS

JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, POLYU

ASSOCIATED PROJECT
Within digital sculpture, Ars Mathematica explores art as a vital, lucid and critical partner in the development of science and technology. Within thermochromic and usual pigments, Francois Bossiere explores chromatic discoveries and possibilities. Invited by the School of Design into its exhibition "Heaven and People in One, Generation" at PolyU’s Innovation Tower, this double cross-disciplinary exhibition explores the intriguing relationship between science and art.

Western and Chinese histories and mythologies show that art and technology are inextricably linked, while physical properties of pigments match anthropological aspects of the colour phenomenon. Artists and researchers of Ars Mathematica do create new materials as often as imagination requires. They understand "digital revolution" as convergence of methods of information processing and communication, and a change of scale in the "wheels" of our machines. Things become too tiny to be seen, nevertheless they are not virtual but still material.

The HK public will discover the largest gathering of digital sculptures collected since 1993 and new thermochromic paintings of Bossiere after his living in the Loess Plateau. He does overlay red and green as suggested by the word “Danqing” ("reddish green" meaning Painting) and by Tang Dynasty poetry. Such unexpected encounters expand on “all over” painted spaces and produce figures or new territories as called as “chromotopias”, sites generated by colour.

Professor Ming-Xi Tang of the School of Design participates in this exhibition as guest artist. A series of lectures on Art and Science will be held during the exhibition.

ABOUT ARS MATHEMATICA

Ars Mathematica is an international organization based in Paris, founded in 1992 by Alexandre VITKINE and Christian LAVIGNE, pioneers of digital sculpture. In this area the association organizes the INTERSCULPT biennial since 1993. Francois Bossiere is French Painter and was visiting professor of colour in Xi’an Fine Arts during 2006-2009, since then colour has become his major creation and research issue.

For enquiry, please contact the organiser or visit the event website at: 
http://www.frenchmay.com/en/programmes/ars-mathematica

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