Dark Science in Berlin:
Finnbogi Pétursson and Darri Lorenzen
Dark Science, curated by Carson Chan, folds together work that probes our various cultural understandings of science. Combining themes, tropes and images from the diverse field that we refer to as science (social science, science-fiction, pseudo-science and popular science), the exhibition confronts the visitor with an experience that is both tightly calculated and flagrantly arbitrary.
This group exhibition (including Via Lewandowsky, Eva Grubinger, Gordon Terry, Michel deBroin and others), opening in conjunction with the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, presents work that intentionally blurs any precise usage of what is meant by science. Blurring, here, is taken to be the retrograde process that mystifies and confuses our faith in empirical knowledge, and in so doing, breaks down scientific systems into alchemy – a system regulated as much by logic as it is by the irrational, a framework open to freely creative undertaking.
Curators Without Borders
Brunnenstr. 5 – Berlin Mitte
April 3 - May 24
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