Up to and including 26th November, you are still very much welcome at the 24th Noorderlicht International Photo Festival NUCLEUS | imagining science. At six locations in Groningen, Eelde and Assen, 111 photographers from 26 countries show their artistic vision on science. In over seven hundred photographs and video installations, they tell the story of boundless human ingenuity.
NUCLEUS revolves around the human urge to want to understand and control the world around us. Artists and scientists have much in common: they ask the same questions and follow the same principles: originality, creativity and an open mind. How can artists capture abstract science in an appealing and aesthetic way? Can they surprise scientists and a wider audience with their powers of imagination? Yes, according to newspaper de Volkskrant: “Rich exhibition about what science brings us. (…) Androids with human faces, the Milky Way between the trees, and pioneering photographers. The 24th edition of the Groningen photography festival brings science together with people of flesh and blood. (…) Enthralling and adventurous.”
The final week of the photography festival is also Science Week. On Thursday 23rd November (from 16:30 until 18:00) we will be hosting the Science Café in our gallery together with Studium Generale. During this programme conducted in English, artists and scientists will enter a dialogue with one another. Guests including the British photographer Marcus Lyon, the Brazilian visual artist Otavio Schipper and musician Sergio Krakowski, and scientists from the University of Groningen: Lucy Avraamidou and Jan Kok, will be speaking about the work exhibited in the festival. Admission to the Science Café is free on display of a festival pass or a day ticket for the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery.
Many galleries have joined in with the festival, such as Lichtzone, Galeria Unexpected, Kunstruimten Noorderstation, De Portiersloge and Block C. Click here for more information.
Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2017
NUCLEUS | imagining science
Up to and including 26th November 2017, at six locations in Groningen, Eelde and Assen. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 – 18:00.
Festival pass € 17,50 for all Groningen locations (Der Aa-kerk, CBK, NP3 and the Noorderlicht Photography Gallery). Student festival pass costs € 10. KINK in Assen is free of charge. Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde € 10 (40% discount with a festival pass, free with an annual museum pass). Day tickets for the Der Aa-kerk cost € 10 (students € 5), and € 4 for other locations.