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Noir, c'est noir ?
The Outrenoirs of Pierre Soulages

Peinture 202 x 255 cm, 18 octobre 1984 by Pierre Soulages

05.11.2016 - 23.04.2017
école polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(ArtLab Building)

Pierre Soulages' Outrenoirs
under the light of science

Peinture 117 x 165 cm, 13 mars 2008 by Pierre Soulages

AN EXHIBITION AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND SCIENCE
FROM NOVEMBER 5TH 2016 TO APRIL 23TH 2017

 

Organized jointly by the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (FGA) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the exhibition Noir, c’est noir ? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages presents new avenues for the understanding, presentation and conservation of works of arts.

Five laboratories and several startups from EPFL have dedicate their research and technologies to explore a novel approach of the work of Pierre Soulages, a major figure in abstract painting.

While the French painter has ventured into Outrenoir, that is to say ‘beyond black’, he seeks above all the light that is revealed through it, thereby, considering light as a material.

With this new confrontation, this exhibition provides an innovative perceptual experience, on the edge of art and science.