Monday, October 15, 2018

The 5th International Festival of NanoArt - Heraklion, Greece

The 5th International Festival of NanoArt organized by NanoArt 21 ( ) was hosted in September-October 2018 in Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece, by the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI) in cooperation with The Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete. The show was curated by artist/scientist Cris Orfescu (USA / Romania) founder of NanoArt 21 and artist/scientist Mirela Suchea (Romania / Greece). The previous editions of the festival were held in Finland, Germany, and two editions in Romania. The artworks authored by artists from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, UK, and USA were exhibited in the Hellenic Photographic Society’s gallery. The artworks were donated to TEI Crete to establish the second permanent gallery of NanoArt. At the show opening, a collection of aerogel sculptures by Ioannis Michaloudis was exhibited. Also, the Moon Ark, the artifact that will be landed on the surface of the Moon in 2020 and left there for good was presented by Mark Baskinger and Dylan Vitone. The Moon Ark contains the Moon Museum, the first art museum on the surface of the Moon. 93 NanoArt works authored by 50 artists from NanoArt 21 group were selected to be featured in this museum.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The 1st Permanent Exhibition of NanoArt

The first permanent exhibition for NanoArt organized by NanoArt 21 opened at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. On display are artworks from the last two editions of the International Festival of NanoArt.

In September 2018, the 5th edition of the festival will be organized in Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece. 

In parallel, the 12th International Conference of Physics of Advanced Materials will host a session of Art - Science - Technology at the Technological Institute of Crete in Heraklion.

From the exhibition catalog:
"These artworks are part of the 3rd and 4th editions of the International Festival of NanoArt organized by NanoArt 21 - founded by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu - and hosted by the International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials. The International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials (ICPAM) is a biennial event organized by the Faculty of Physics of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. The past two editions took place in Iasi (ICPAM-10, 2014) and Cluj (ICPAM-11, 2016). Since 2014, ICPAM introduced the Art, Science and Technology topic to improve communication among scientists, artists and engineers involved in visual arts, and to create new opportunities for exploration of new digital virtual creativity by promoting the development of the current artistic movements and tools. These artworks were donated by NanoArt 21 to Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi."

Saturday, October 22, 2016

NanoArt and Photography in Paris - Parallel between Two Imaging Techniques

Cris Orfescu exhibited NanoArt in Paris for the first time in 2007 in three group shows, one of them at the prestigious Atelier Grognard next to Ch√Ęteau de la Malmaison, Empress Josephine's castle. The shows have been organized by the art group Les Seize Anges. 

NanoArt will be shown again in Paris this year, in two photography shows. It is going to be an interesting parallel between two different imaging techniques: NanoArt (electrons) and Photography (photons). The first show will take place at the exhibition hall of the 8th municipal arrondissement (Mairie du 8eme Paris) between Nov 7 and Nov 18. On Nov 8 will be the opening for "Bridges between Continents and Memories"The second exhibition will be hosted by Mu Gallery, 53 Rue Blanche (close to Moulin Rouge) between Nov 22nd and Dec 17th. The opening is on Nov 22nd.
4 artists from France and 4 from USA will show their works in both exhibitions:

Sunday, October 09, 2016

NanoArt Exhibition in Santa Monica, California

Today was the opening reception for the NanoArt exhibition on the Art Wall at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Monica, California. The show curator, Beverly Alison, wrote in the show program: small things are a big deal this October as we exhibit works by nanoartist Cris Orfescu. As Orfescu mentions, "... with more than 70 percent of the people in the U.S. using products incorporating nanotechnology, I want people to know about it and I hope my art stirs their curiosity to find out more". The exhibition will be open until October 29th.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Art-Science-Technology Conference at the 4th International Festival of NanoArt

NanoArt Festival - Art-Science-Technology Conference
Cris Orfescu, Ioannis Michaloudis, Chris Robinson, Jean Constant
Some of the works exhibited in the 4th International Festival of NanoArt will be included in the Moon Arts Project presented in the Art-Science-Technology section during the 11th International Conference for the Physics of Advanced Materials (Nanomaterials). The section was chaired by Cris Orfescu and featured papers by Prof. Chris Robinson from the University of South Carolina, researcher Alessandro Chiolerio from the Italian Institute of Technology in Torino, mathematician/artist of Jean Constant, and Prof. Ioannis Michaloudis from Charles Darwin University, Australia. Orfescu, in his invited paper, presented “The NanoArt 21 Project”, and educational and research tool and venue founded 12 years ago to promote a new artistic-scientific discipline, NanoArt, as a vehicle for a better understanding of nanotechnology. 

Robinson presented “The Moon Arts Project, Nanotechnology and Contemporary Art”. The Moon Arts Project as part of the Google Lunar X Prize tags along on an ambitious competition to send a privately funded rover to the moon. 46 artists from the NanoArt 21 group will have their artworks included in that rover. Michaloudis presented “Nanosky on the Moon”. Using silica aerogel nanomaterial he is creating clouds sculptures that could improve the public perception of scientific research and climate change. Some of his bottled aerogel nanosculptures were exhibited during the festival. 

Chiolerio was talking about his collaboration with artist A. Scali to create two lithographs of a few hundred nanometers etched on two silicon chips. Constant presented “The fourth dimension in mathematics and art” focusing on the challenge involved in the visualization process of 4D objects. 

Event photos by Mirela Suchea.