Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art

An exhibition of 34 international artists at the Weizmann Institute of Science

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September 22 – December 7, 2012
David Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
Entry free – by appointment

Tomas Saraceno, Spencer Finch, Conrad Shawcross, Mat Collishaw, Michal Rovner, Ori Gersht, Troika, Karen Russo and other artists will display their work in the David Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, including paintings, kinetic sculpture, photography, video and new media

Meeting points between science and art are the subject of the exhibit Intersections – Science in Contemporary Art that will be shown in the David Lopatie Conference Centre at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Included are 60 works by 34 artists from around the world; each investigates various aspects of science, theory and technology: genetics, alternative energy, research into the nature of the universe and more. By looking at these subjects from “outside the box,” these aesthetic works of art cause us to reflect on science and its relationship to the world.

The artists: Roger Ackling, Maya Attoun, Edward Burtynsky, Daniel Canogar, Susan Collins, Mat Collishaw, Susan Derges, Jacqueline Donachie, Garry Fabian Millar, Spencer Finch, Jem Finer, Peter Fraser, Ori Gersht, Scarlett Hooft-Graafland, Barnaby Hosking, Walter Hugo, Luke Jerram, Eduardo Kac, Lilliane Lijn, Alastair Mackie, Edgar Martins, Anne-Mie Melis, Vincent Mock, David Rickard, Michal Rovner, Karen Russo, Tomer Sapir, Tomas Saraceno, Conrad Shawcross, Suzanne Treister, Troika, Alison Turnbull, Clara Ursitti, Jorinde Voigt and Douglas White.
Spencer Finch, Studio window (INFRARED, JANUARY, 25 2012, MORNING EFFECT) 2012 oil, pastel on paper, 4 drawings



The curators: Cathy Wills and Carolyne Drake

Cathy Wills is a collector and curator living in London. Previously Cathy had a contemporary gallery in London, and she was a founding board member of Cornerhouse Art Centre in Manchester for 20 years. Currently she is active in a number of art institutes as a trustee of the Contemporary Art Society, where she heads the Acquisitions Committee and Sculpture Fund, and as a board member of the Contemporary Circle of the Royal Academy of Arts. Cathy also acts as curator for the annual auction held in aid of the British Friends of the Israel Museum and advises on contemporary art in various capacities.

Carolyn Drake is a curator living in London. She is currently completing a MFA in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. In parallel, she is working on a group exhibit for the 30th Sao Paolo Biennial.

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. The Institute has five faculties – Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. To these are added the Feinberg Graduate School, the university arm of the Institute, the Science Teaching Department and the Davidson Institute of Science Education, which operates the educational activities of the Institute for students, teachers and the general public.
The artists' visit is supported by the British Israeli Training Scheme (BI ARTS), a cooperative initiative of the British Council, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Sport.

Maya Attoun, Perpetuum Mobile, 2010, Pencil and oil on paper



Entry free, by appointment

To visit the exhibit, please call ahead: 08-934-4499
The exhibition will be closed Fridays, Saturdays and holidays
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