Art meets astrophysics: Mikromegas 2 exhibition in the Great Refractor
From 3 October 2022, minimal art will be on display in the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg. The exhibition with works by the sculptor Gaedicke and graphic artist Ranft takes place in memory of a similar exhibition 40 years ago.
Sculptures by Claus Lutz Gaedicke and etchings by Thomas Ranft in small format can be enjoyed in October 2022 in the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg. The exhibition runs under the name "Mikromegas 2" - a figure from the star Sirius in Voltaire's book of the same name. In it, the giant Mikromegas encounters Earth, whose inhabitants it only recognises with the help of magnifying glasses. The exhibits en miniature in the huge dome of the Great Refractor pick up on the play of proportions. The exhibition was first shown in 1982 in the west dome of the main building of the then Central Institute for Astrophysics and will now be presented to a larger audience again on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
The opening on 03 October 2022 at 4 pm will take place in the presence of the artist Ranft and accompanied by oboe music from "Metamorphoses after Ovid" by Benjamin Britten. The exhibition is open from 03 October to 22 October 2022 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Admission is free. Donations are requested for the Friends and Sponsors of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). A catalogue of the exhibition is available on site for 10 EUR.
Impressions from the exhibition opening on 7 October 2022:
information to the event on the website of the association: https://verein.aip.de/documents/6/2022_invitation_micromegas2/