The CCCB of Barcelona and the Center for ART and Media (ZKW) in Ksrlsuhe present the exhibition "The Thinking Machine, RAmon LLUll and the ARTS Combinatoria" until the 11th of December 2016.
“The Thinking Machine” investigates the impact of Ramon LLull´s thinking on today´s scene of art, literatura, science and technology. Ramon LLull (1232-1316) was a philosopher, logician and writer, Ramon Llull (in english Raymond LLully) is the pioneer of computation theory and he caused a great influence on Gottrfried Leibniz.
As you enter the exhibition you see it is divided in four spaces:
The first one, the Visions: It is an Installation Drawing in SPace by Jeongmoon Choi which welcomes visitors submerging them into LLull´s world, which strikes you with his highly contemporary vision.
The in-between worlds of Ramon Llull: This section explores the life of Ramon Llull through documents, books, manuscrpits, letters, atlases, paintings, drawings ending in a large-dimension animation.
Variations on the “Ars magna”, the third section, is the largest of the exhibition.
It contains works by a long list of creators, influenced by Ramon Llull’s ars combinatoria: Salvador Dalí, Leibniz, Manuel Barbadillo, José María Yturralde, José Luís Alexanco, Manfred Mohr, Rafl Baecker, Jorge Oteiza, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, Philipp Goldbach, Antoni Tàpies, Jacint Verdaguer, Juan Eduardo Cirlot, Raymond Queneau, Italo Calvino, Arnold Schönberg, Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, John Cage and David Link.
The last section, the Lullian microcosm, is a Perejaume’s installation “La rel de l’arbre és una roda” [The root of the tree is a wheel], specially created for the exhibition.
The Thinking Machine, Ramon Llull and the Ars combinatoria [temporary exhibition]
14 July / 11 December 2016.
CCCB, Barcelona – http://www.cccb.org/
Images Courtesy of CCCB