Friday, May 27, 2016

[Yasmin_discussions] scathing review of Ryoji Ikeda's art project from CERN residency


Here is a very very negative review of Ryoji's Ikeda's art installation resulting from his cern residency

Should art respond to science? On this evidence, the answer is simple: no way
Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda's installation Supersymmetry is inspired by his residency at Cern -
but signifies little more than that physics is weird. Isn't it time we stopped expecting artists to understand the complexities of science?

this is very much along the lines of my colleague Jean Marc Levy=Lebond's book 'Science is not art' where he attacks
much of the mystification of art science practice

the review ends with:

Art<> and science, we feel, should have something to say to each other. But perhaps they speak different languages after all. I don't speak the language of science too
well, either, but I do know one thing: it is concerned with the wonder of nature. There is a depressing lack of wonder in this technically sophisticated but intellectually and emotionally empty art.

would be interested in Yasminer reactions= has anyone seen the work ?

roger malina

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