A Successful Belgian Art & Math Exhibition with Workshops

Gisèle De Meur and Samuel Verbiese
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 495–498 Short Papers


This short paper gives an account to the Bridges community of ‘Art&Math’, a concept, an exhibition with workshops, that was successfully organized in early 2014 at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). More than 50 contemporary artists, mainly non-mathematician Belgians, and almost 20 historic precursors of ‘mathart’ all had artworks on display with a mathematical content, realized in many art forms and media. About half of these works were specially developed for the event to illustrate more than 20 mathematical themes that were addressed providing a humorous, playful and didactic experience to some 4800 visitors of all ages, including classes of schoolchildren and high school pupils with their teachers, besides students from the ULB itself and beyond.