Expo #10

   Event date: 08/07/2016 14:00 - 18/09/2016 18:00

The Latin word ‘plex’ (from plicare) means ‘folded’ or ‘wrapped’. ’Complex’ makes up a whole that is more than the sum of its constituent parts. Because the relations between those parts are complicated, the end result can never be fully explained or predicted. It just appears, every time again.

Our society is characterised by a high degree of complexity. Amongst the numerous factors that have contributed to this are digitalisation, globalisation and migration. The hallmark of many social and cultural domains appears to be a sharper awareness of multiplicity that has been the starting point for the development of models, methods and processes to generate a certain amount of readability and clarity. 

The exhibition Multiplicity consists of representations of multiplicity or complexity, and images that are themselves, owing to their structure, multiple. In general, what is meant by complexity is the number of different functions that make up a system and in what degree they are dependent of each other. Or else: a property of a system that can’t be deduced from any of the seperate components but only from the system or model as a whole. Complex systems can’t be reduced to the sum of their components; so the way they appear or emerge can never be fully predicted.  

Curators: Jerry Galle, Bas van den Hurk and Frank Maes.

Participating artists:

Eylem Aladogan
Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke
Kp Brehmer 
Hedwig Brouckaert
Jo Caimo
Werner Cuvelier
Sue Ferge
Jerry Galle
De Geuzen
Rachel Koolen
Atelier Pica Pica
Eran Schaerf & Eva Meyer
Chris Swart
Thomas Swinkels
Bas van den Hurk & Koen Delaere

Simultaneously with Multiplicity, Emergent presents THE ALGORISTS,
a cabinet exhibition with work from pioneers in computer art.

Curated by Jerry Galle and Peter Beyls.

Participating artists:

Peter Beyls
Harold Cohen
Vera Molnar
Lillian Schwartz
Roman Verostko


Guided tour in the form of a discussion between the three curators, on Saturday August 27th 2016 from 4 pm till 6 pm

Lecture given by Frank Maes, with the subtitle Complexity and Self Organisation in the Arts, on Saturday September 3rd from 7pm till 8:30 pm


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