Opening @ ArtCosmos: Light – in honor of the International Year of Light established by the UNESCO


ESPRONCEDA is proud to announce the Opening of the exhibition ArtCosmos: Light, in honor of the International Year of Light established by the UNESCO. Eight artists will present their unique work related to the light, and two brief and entertaining scientific conferences will take place, especially made for the exhibition, explaining different aspects of light and the relationship between art and science will be screened.

The exhibition will feature special guest Alexander Ponomarev (1957, Ukraine), an artist who uses his experience as a marine engineer and diver for the realization of their projects, and Vasily Sad (1948, Ukraine) one of the most important abstract painters of his country.

From the field of science, Àlvar Sanchez, professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and expert in photonics, explains how you can manipulate the light on an object or subject to make it becomes invisible; while Osvaldo Catalano, an astrophysicist and current director of the Institute Nazionale Di Astrophysics (INAF, Italy), talks about the relationship between art and science, using as an example the sky of the painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.
As part of the activities promoted by Quo Artis, artists and scientists involved in the exhibition, will make a visit to Eurecat which is one of the most important technological center of Catalonia.

Artists: Alexander Ponomarev, Artem Mirolevich, Elia Sabato, Estefania Urrutia, Igor Molochevski, Mark Redden, Patricio Reig, Vasily Sad, Karmelo Bermejo
Scientists: Osvaldo Catalano, Alvar Sanchez

ArtCosmos is an initiative and collaboration between the Russian Pavilion, Espronceda – Center for Art & Culture, and Quo Artis – Foundation

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