ART AND SCIENCE
(March 26 - April 1, 2020)
Art and science may seem irreconcilable at first glance, but it was otherwise at a time when knowledge was more limited. The MAJ’s two main exhibitions of the 2019 fall season, by Patrick Coutu and Marina Gadonneix, put forward scientific research as an artistic subject and strategy. Specifically, these two artists are interested in scientific models, physical or abstract, that represent natural phenomena. In their own way, they shake the existing models they encounter and make them their own.
Both these artists’ research suggests that in science, as in art, objectivity is unattainable. There are many links between the two disciplines: research, experimentation, studies, devices... Einstein would have added imagination to the list. What if instinct is one of the force fields that govern the universe?
For this second week of Quarantined Museum, we invite you to unleash your creativity by tackling the themes of art and science. What do you think these two areas of human thought have in common (or not)?