By @SimonCocking

John Gerrard, Exercise (Dunhuang), 2014, Simulation, 3 screen installation view

Contemporary art and mathematical data to celebrate
George Boole Bicentenial 25 July – 8 November 2015
Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

Tatsuo Miyajima, Life (Corps sans Organes) no.19, 2013
L.E.D., IC, microcomputer by Ikegami program, Steel, Plastic cover, passive sensor, electric wire.

Can computers create works of art?
How do mathematical ideas guide artistic practice?
What kind of technologies are artists using today?
And how does our new digital world influence and change human behavior?

As University College Cork celebrates the bicentenary of mathematician George Boole, father of the information age, a new exhibition at the Glucksman gallery addresses these questions and invites audiences to explore Boole’s legacy and the impact of big data and mathematical systems on contemporary life.


With artists from the US, Germany, Japan, the UK and Ireland, the Glucksman presents a host of different displays that look at everything from how video gaming technology can be used for artistic purposes to big sculptures based on the CAPTCHA codes that ironically computers use to determine if we are human.

Curated by Fiona Kearney, in association with The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, and George Boole 200, University College Cork.

There will be work on show by artists including John Gerrard, Darren Almond, Aram Bartholl, Mel Bochner, Hanne Darboven, Sol LeWitt, Tatsuo Miyajima, Aisling O’Beirn, Matthew Ritchie, and Lynne Woods Turner.


Actor Leonardo DiCaprio plans to donate Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), 2014, a large-scale installation depicting a Nevada solar energy facility by the Irish artist John Gerrard, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. At this exhibition, it will be other works by Gerrard on show.

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is open :
10 am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday
2 – 5pm Sundays
Closed Mondays.
Admission to the Glucksman is free / Suggested €5 donation.

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