Squaring the Circle is an allegoric and scientific dispositive which transforms the shade of a disc into a square by using a mirror
On occasion of the centennial of the first of the first measure of cosmic rays made by the Austrian physician Victor Franz Hess and certain of the capacity of abstraction of a piece of art, astrophysicians from the Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologioe de l’Université Paris Diderot have requested an artist a work that embodies scientific as well as conceptual or philosophical stakes of their field of study.
Made as a part of the action of Nouveaux commanditaires (New Sponsors) (link is external) promoted by La Fondation de France, the Hungarian artist Attila Csörgő.was assigned this request..
This piece of art, Squaring the Circle is an allegoric and scientific dispositive which transforms the shade of a disc into a square by using a mirror. It is placed at the heart of the laboratory Astroparticules et Cosmologie located in building Condorcet.
Born in Hungary in 1965. Living and working in Warsaw
For this artist whose work submerges us into a universe mixing art and scientific experience the complexity of the world and the structures of the cosmos are particularly interesting. Passionate with perspective, geometry treatises and applied mathematics, he conceives very simple art installations which nevertheless embody a high complexity at a conceptual or even technical level.
Recently, he has been consecrated several personal exhibitions at the Secession in Vienna, in the MUDAM, , Musée d’art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Hamburger Kunsthalle – Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, (2010), Ludwig Museum, Contemporary Art Museum of Budapest (2009), Domaine de Kerguéhennec (2009), Gregor Podnar Gellery, Berlin, (2009). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions: Les promesses du Passé (the Promises from the Past) at Centre Georges Pompidou (2010),Kunstforum Ostedeutsche, Paris in the context of BerlinParis, (2010), 16th Biennale of Sydney Revolutions – Forms that turn, (2008), FRAC Champagne – Ardenne, Reims, What you see is what you guess, (2007), National Center of Contemporary Art of Moscou, Active Image, (2005).