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Crystal world is an exhibition which explores modern artists' fascination with crystals. While crystals are important substances in many scientific disciplines, their powerful visual presence and metaphorical associations have also intrigued artists and philosophers over many centuries. Although a crystal appears 'lifeless' or dead, it can also suggest life; it has grown from a solution or compond. The artists in this exhibition have been inspired in diferent ways by these complex, transient chemical processes, and by their many aesthetic possibilities.
Curated by Professor Gill Perry of the Open University, Crystal world features the work of Hubert Duprat, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, and Michelle Charles, alongside scientific imagery from Professor Naomi Chayen and her colleagues at Imperial College, London.
Contact Felicity Henderson to make an appointment to visit Crystal world on 020 7451 2597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekend visitsCrystal world will also be open during Open House on 17 and 18 September, and throughout the One Culture festival on 1 and 2 October - there is no need to pre-book to visit the exhibition on these dates, though please refer to the event pages for opening times.
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