Art + Science = Better Math

November 17, 2018

 

Wilderness Embodied Iris van Herpen in Transforming Fashion

 

"Look beyond fashion and explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Featuring original designs by Dutch designer and couturier, Iris van Herpen, this exhibition explores her 2008-2015 collections that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship. Philip Beesley: Transforming Space is an immersive experience that merges chemistry, artificial intelligence and encompassing soundscapes into a visually stunning, interactive environment."

 

 

 

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Toronto is where it's at when it comes to avant-garde art. Royal Ontario Museum was one of the many stops I had to make during my time in the six! 

 

 

A New Experimental Museum, Where Beauty and Imagination Meet, WNDR Museum Chicago 

 

Museums have been trying to find new and innovative ways to engage their audiences. From exhibition apps for smartphones, interactive workshops, visuals to post your comments or opinions at the museum, to creating "instagramable" places that give them free social media marketing. The way we interact with art has much to do with the change in technology and with the rise of social media. WNDR takes you into the world of places that are only real in dreams, and marries art and science together to create an educational and fun exhibit that allows you to get creative, making each participant an artist (or appropriator) in their own right! 

 

 

 

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How do you Instagram? 

 

 

Following the Box, LUMA

 

Science preserves art. Art manifests science. Add all the years, and they come together as history. 

 

I had the wonderful pleasure of running into curator, Alan Teller, at LUMA on my day off. I decided to finally visit the university museum and to my delight found this amazing exhibition. Teller told me about his trip to India after he found a treasure box full of photographs in a Chicago-area estate sale. The photos show the places and people of West Bengal and were all taken by an American solider who was stationed there at the end of WWII. After finding these photos, Teller commissioned contemporary Indian artists to create new works of art that incorporate these photos, retelling the story in their own words and explore nature, politics, cultural identities, and military histories. 

 

 

 

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