The Universe and Art is the newest exhibit at the Art Science Museum
The doors to the Art Science Museum’s (ASM) latest show-case opened last Saturday (April 1) and it is a true masterpiece.
A collaboration between ASM and the renowned Tokyo Mori Art Museum, The Universe and Art is what happens when art combines with the wonder of space, and promises a remarkable visual experience for anyone appreciates modern art pieces.
With a stunning 120 artifacts, sculptures and artworks, The Universe and Arts is poised to take you on a rollercoaster that transcends both time and space.
Here are 4 things you must absolutely see at the exhibition —
1. The Universe as Space-Time
If you are an avid star-gazer, you will want to make a beeline for this segment of the exhibit. Aimed to feature the rapid advancements that have been made in space explorations, The Universe as Space-Time boasts the brainchildren of esteemed international artists.
Perhaps, it’s selling point is the astonishing art piece, Ekpryotic Sting II, brought to life by the Japanese artist, Mariko Mori.
All of us have heard of the Big Bang theory (no, not the TV show), but have you heard of the Ekpyrotic Universe theory?
An alternative to the Big Bang theory, this theory suggests that universe is in-fact cyclical in nature and that our universe was born out of the death of an older universe. The theory is a thrilling parallel to the Hindu concept of reincarnation, posing us the question — does cosmic energy truly die?
If you want to be mesmerized by the mystery of the cosmos, this is the piece for you to ponder about.
2. Our Vision of the Universe
History geeks, there’s something for you too! This segments highlights ancient artifacts that shed light on our ancestors’ perspectives on space and the galaxy.
Taketori Monogatari, or The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, is a painting from the mid-10th century that tells the story of Princess Kaguya, whom people believed had descended from the moon.
People used to be intrigued by the moon and it’s mysterious origins. Their awe and curiosity is wonderfully encapsulated in the painting.
3. Space Art
Astronauts face difficulties that we can only imagine. Being stuck in small, confined space while orbiting in a zero-gravity environment can be horrific.
It has been an age-old practice for artists to send pieces along with the astronauts into space.
Space Art is a segment of the exhibition that shines the spotlight on artworks that are quite literally out of this world.
Moon Museum is a symbolic masterpiece and is considered to be one of the very first art pieces to have travelled to the moon. Six different prominent artists from the 60’s came together to make this beauty, and it was taken to the moon in 1969 during the Apollo mission.
4. A New View on Life
Growing up, almost every child has contemplated the possibility of life outside of Earth. This curiosity has been the reason behind a plethora of sci-fi films and books.
A New View on Life dabbles into how technology and rapid advancements in genetic engineering can lead to strange new life forms outside of our small planet.
One prominent piece in this genre is the Robotic Jellyfish Drone. Made completely from a 3D printer, Robotic Jellyfish Drone hopes to explain the intimate relationship that nature shares with technology.
Go to space and back
The Universe and Art is open at Art Science Museum, waiting for you to go over and see all the marvels it has to offer.
Excited to go and fill your instagram feed with beautiful art pieces yet?
Grab your tickets on the ASM website, or at the door.
Featured Image from Art Science Museum