Sunday, May 7, 2017

An Artistic Voyage Through Space

An exhibition titled THE UNIVERSE AND ART at ArtScience Museum till 30 July 2017.

1st Part : Our Vision of The Universe

Jain Mandala
17th or 18th century | Gujarat, India
Painting on Cloth
Collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Jainism has been practised in India since at least the 6th century BC. Like Hindus and Buddhists, Jains seek liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Cosmological diagrams like this were used in rituals and medication. A sky-clad Jina, one of 24 teachers in the Jaain pantheon, sits in the centre pf a grid of divinities. Inscribed with mantras and seed syllables, this painting manifests the higher realms of existence in Jain cosmology.

Painting of Vishnu in the form of the Universe
2nd Part : The Universe As Space-Time
Black Hole [M-Spheres] | Björn Dahlem | 2016
Wood, steel, fluorescents, light bulbs, stain

Slow Arc Inside Cube VIII
Conrad Shawcross |2017
Powder coated steel, aluminium, light, mechanical system 

Interesting installation.

Though I felt a little dizzy after staring it for a while, as if the floor was spinning too.

3rd Part : A New View of Life
The Rookie | Patricia Piccinini | 2015
Fiberglass, silicone, hair

Sexy Robot | Hajime Sorayama | 2016
FRP, iron, sliver and gold plating air brush paint, LED neon light

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