The Painting Atlas – An Artist Book Project
The Painting Atlas
or Unifying Fundamental Forces
Project Presentation by Olga Lewicka — An artist book in progress
Olga Lewicka presents researched and gathered material for her artist book The Painting Atlas, a collection of her already created collages – and also a selection of pages of her book, which is currently still in progress. Moreover, the artist explains the concept and the current status of the project.
The Painting Atlas is an artist book by Olga Lewicka; it presents and reflects painting as a cultural technique of seeing and thinking, which has accompanied and shaped modern society as well as the progress of modern theoretical and political thinking from its early beginnings – and which has continuously updated itself in this process. Therefore, the project also intentionally tests out such possibilities of actualization in relation to classic masterpieces and older, often titled as "honourable" pools of tradition and knowledge of the history of painting. It associates and confronts these critically with the problems of our globalized present age as well as our current visual and theoretical worlds. In so doing, presence alongside classic terminology used by the painterly discourse (motif, illusion, gesture, surface ...) is mapped, newly aligned and measured. At the same time, its terminology is put to the test, altered, and deconstructed.
"Atlas is an [...] experiment [...] that is searching for new discoveries in the head-on collisions of [...] extraordinarily high energy. Atlas will learn about the basic forces that have shaped our Universe since the beginning of time and that will determine its fate. Among the possible unknowns are extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe."
(Description of an ongoing test series at the nuclear research center CERN in Geneva – under the title ATLAS
The presentation will discuss the results of the workshop held in October.
Please find information on the Workshop here.
Wednesday, 9./16./23.10.13, 18–20 h (Workshop: 16.10.13 with Carsten Zorn, 23.10.13 with Oona Lochner