[Bridges] Art competition in Fryslan / Art exhibit in New York

Bridges conference announcements bridges at lists.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Apr 17 11:29:53 EDT 2008

We would like to direct your attention to two events of potential
interest to the Bridges community.


The Dutch province of Fryslan (Friesland) is inviting visual artists,
designers, landscape architects and architects to submit a proposal for
a gateway that expresses Fryslan's identity, distinctive
characteristics and spatial qualities.  The concept of a gateway need
not be taken literally but can be interpreted broadly to mean any kind
of indication of crossing a border.

The entries will be judged by a jury of professionals on the basis of
criteria listed in the competition programme. Cash prizes intended to
be awarded are:  EUR 12,000, EUR 9,000, EUR 6,000 and EUR 3,000.
Participants must register by 8 May 2008 and submit their proposals by
8 June 2008.  The presentation of awards will be made during the same
time period as the Bridges conference in Leeuwarden, the capital of

For all information about the competition, please visit


To connect directly to the English version, visit



The Hecksher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York, will be featuring
an exhibit of mathematical art from now until 22 June 2008.

The intent of To Infinity and Beyond is to describe the ideas that
drive mathematics---numbers, geometry, pattern, and so on---and to
demonstrate how artists have expressed these topics.  The exhibition
will include an international selection of art inspired by
mathematics, and the exhibition scripting will illuminate the sources
of the work as found in symbols, formulas and graphs. Approximating a
pictorial visualization of abstract concepts, To Infinity and Beyond
will reveal the profound impact that these diagrams and patterns have
had on the artists who create today's visual environment, and
demonstrate that mathematicsbecause of its abstractnessis the
international language of exact thought.

Artists to be featured include: Richard Anuskiewicz, Max Bill, Mel
Bochner, Squeak Carnwath, Roz Chast, Rupert Deese, Grace DeGennaro,
Pedro De Movellan, Agnes Denes, M.C. Escher, Alfred Jensen, Jasper
Johns, Donald Judd, Micha Lexier, Sol Lewitt, Anthony McCall, Manfred
Mohr, Sharon Molloy, Francois Morellet, Olivia Parker, Rosamond
Purcell, Rick Purdy, James Sanborn, Tom Shannon, Stephen Sollins,
Bernar Venet, Julian Voss-Andreae, Ouattara Watts, Melvin Way, Rebecca
Welz, Kevin Wixted and Richard Yarde.

Please visit http://www.heckscher.org for more information.

The Bridges Organization

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