Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination

2018-11-16 - 2019-04-14

Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion - these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. The exhibition Entangle presents art, design and architecture that addresses the science behind the fundamental forces that shape our world.

As curator, Bildmuseet has invited Ariane Koek, founder of the Arts at CERN programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to join us in compiling the exhibition. Arts at CERN invites artists to create work linked to the search for the universe's smallest component parts, side-by-side with scientists and engineers.

Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination presents paintings, installations, fashion, architecture, sculpture, film, digital artworks and photography by 12 internationally recognised artists. The majority of the artists have participated in the Arts at CERN programme and several of the works have been created especially for the Bildmuseet exhibition.

The participating artists are Julius von Bismarck (Germany), Julian Charriere (Switzerland), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), Sou Fujumoto (Japan), Iris van Herpen (the Netherlands), Ryoji Ikeda (France), William Kentridge (South Africa), Goshka Macuga (UK), Keith Tyson (UK), Jorinde Voight (Germany), Cerith Wyn Evans (UK) and Carey Young (USA, UK).

The exhibition is accompanied by an audio guide through which visitors can listen to the artists and physicists reflecting from their respective viewpoints on the major physics-related themes that inspired the works.

Entangle is produced by Bildmuseet and compiled by Ariane Koek. A catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition, including texts by, among others, Peter Galison, James Wells, Subodh Patil, Goshka Macuga, Michael Dosers, Louisa Gilda, Sian Ede, Kristupas Saboulis, Keith Tyson and Ariane Koek.