Synergetica Lab together with Zone2Source and Akademie van Kunsten, KNAW are thrilled to invite you to the opening of Black², featuring works by Frederik De Wilde, Vladimir Grafov, Gert-Jan Prins, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.
15:00 – 17:00 Sunday March 8th, exhibition opening at Het Glazen Huis, Amstel Park, Amsterdam.
14:30 – 18:00 Wednesday May 6th, Symposium at KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam.
When he first presented the Black Square in 1915, Kazimir Malevich unleashed among the deepest secrets underlying the “objectless” nature of physical reality. From black-body radiation to the eventual prediction of black holes, the indelible Black Square evokes the quantum revolution that took the world by storm. A century later, amidst a resurging convergence of art and science, a new revolution is underway: Black², featuring groundbreaking artworks in the spirit of Malevich as well as panel discussions with art theorists and cutting edge physicists.
Today, in 2015 the radical aesthetic, philosophical and social ideas of Kazimir Malevich are re-examined through the prism of the pivotal scientific, cultural and planetary transformations of the past 100 years. The birth of quantum physics, space exploration, astonishing urban and geopolitical transformations – seminal changes intuited and pioneered by Malevich in aesthetics, today propel the creativity of artists inspired by his utopian vision of Supremus and suprematism. Their work has moved from metaphors expressed though oil paintings and architectonic models to direct sensory explorations of physical phenomena. Nanomaterials that offer almost complete light absorption, levitation techniques, and coherent light sources such as lasers constitute the palette of Malevich’s revisited legacy.
In July 2015 Black² will travel to Project Ground, Moscow, Russia.