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BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS: Contemporary art and mathematical data

Artists: Darren Almond, Aram Bartholl, Mel Bochner, Hanne Darboven, John Gerrard, Sol LeWitt, Tatsuo Mijajima, Aisling O'Beirn, Matthew Ritchie and Lynne Woods Turner.

curated by Fiona Kearney

in association with the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, and George Boole 200, University College Cork.

All Galleries, 25 July - 8 November 2015

 

In 2015 UCC will commemorate the legacy of George Boole, the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen's College Cork (UCC) under the banner of George Boole 200. Through an extensive programme of events, the life and works of George Boole will be celebrated culminating with the establishment at the university of the George Boole legacy which will enable the ongoing celebration of George Boole and the long established tradition of world-class research in academic disciplines associated with him.

As part of the George Boole 200 celebrations at University College Cork, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery will present BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS: Contemporary art and mathematical data, an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work.

BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS will demonstrate the creative synergies between scientific and artistic thinking and invite audiences to explore mathematical concepts, the impact of big data on contemporary life, the ways in which systems and codes support creative production, and how artists have used logic and technology for their own artistic purposes.

You can view a short trailer for the exhibition below:

Download a press release for the exhibition here

The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.


Fiona Kearney
is the founding Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. In this role, she has curated Stitch in Time: The Fabric of Contemporary Life, Folly: Art after Architecture, The Artist’s Eye: Photographic Portraits of Artists, Living/Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art, Modern American Painting from the NYU Art Collection, The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection and Through the Looking Glass: Childhood in Contemporary Photography.

Find out about visiting the Lewis Glucksman Gallery here.


The above image is a detail from Mel Bochner’s Study for Axiom of Associations, 1973, courtesy of the artist.

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