Turbulence is a very topical word nowadays, applicable to everything from world trade to political unrest. But Leonardo da Vinci's use of the word "torbolenza" was applied to the swirls, curls, spirals and patterns created in air and water during the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow. Turbulence is a volative, irreversible and unpredictable process, and so ideal in artistic applications.
The Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton is exhibiting a show called Turbulence, from 21 June to 16 September 2012. Artists include Pascal Haudressy, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Attila Csörgo, Zilvinas Kempinas, Petroc Sesi, Jorinde Voigt, Loris Cecchini, Sachiko Kodama, Elias Crespin, Miguel Chevalier and Angela Bulloch, curated by David Rosenberg and Pierre Sterckx.
Title photo: Miguel Chevalier, Liquid Pixels, 2011, Exhibition view : Novela festival, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain - Les Abattoirs, Toulouse. Software: Cyrille Henry. Copyright: Adagp, 2012
In the photo below, Angela Bulloch, Progression of 8 perverted pixels, 2008; 7 DMX modules, 1 black box module, Plexiglas, printed aluminium panel, RGB lighting system, DMX-controller unit, various cables, various dimensions. Courtesy: Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp. Copyright: the artist.
In the photo below, Loris Cecchini, Gaps (airborne), 2010, Polyester resin, paint, 150 x 150 x 7 cm, edition 3 + 1/2 AP. Courtesy: the artist and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin. Copyright: Adagp, 2012.
Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton is open Monday-Saturday midday-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7.00 p.m., closed on 25 December and 1 January. Admission free.
Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton
60, rue de Bassano. 75008 Paris
Tel. + 33 1 53 57 52 03