Crystal World

The Royal Society, London, 2011

The Royal Society, London
Curated by Professor Gill Perry of the Open University

Crystal World is an exhibition which explores modern artists’ fascination with crystals. While crystals are important substances in many scientific disciplines, their powerful visual presence and metaphorical associations have also intrigued artists and philosophers over many centuries. Although a crystal appears ‘lifeless’ or dead, it can also suggest life; it has grown from a solution or compond. The artists in this exhibition have been inspired in diferent ways by these complex, transient chemical processes, and by their many aesthetic possibilities.

Curated by Professor Gill Perry of the Open University, Crystal World features the work of Hubert Duprat, Ackroyd & Harvey, and Michelle Charles, alongside scientific imagery from Professor Naomi Chayen and her colleagues at Imperial College, London.

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