Science Meets Art

From November 1, 2021, the virtual exhibition “Science meets Art” presented by the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows how art and science can influence each other.

Geomar employees present pieces of art, ranging from drawings, paintings, or photography to papercraft and jewelry. The exhibition also features texts by the artists, talking about their biography, inspiration, and how their work in ocean science and their artistry connect. Thus, the audience gets to know some of the diverse occupations in the sciences as well as the people in them.

Most works presented here feature ocean-related topics, drawing inspiration from life and work in ocean research. Marine wildlife is a recurring motif, as well as the nature surrounding the workplaces of the centre’s employees. And in some cases, the skills learned through art can even be applied in scientific work. After all, creativity is vital in both areas, to express an artistic mind as well as to ask new scientific questions and find new ways to answer them.

The virtual exhibition can be visited online free of charge.

Installation Artwork at the Max Planck Science Gallery

The installation artwork “Seeing with eyes closed” by Ivana Franke has been extendet till September 2013 due to the lively visitor’s interest. The installation is part of the recent exhibition “Zukunft Gehirn” at the Max Planck Science Gallery. It consists of simultaneously illuminating LED lights. “Visitors are invited to sit on the floor in front of the object and close their eyes.They are exposed to flashing light which produces quasi-hallucinatory visual experience of flowing images behind closed eyes.” (