The 3rd NanoArt International Festival will be hosted in Iasi, Romania by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, between September 22 – 28, 2014, in parallel with the 10th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials.
19 artists from 7 countries (Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, U.S.A.) will show about 60 works in print and multimedia. The previous editions of the festival were held in Finland and Germany. The molecular and atomic landscapes of various materials with features measured in nanometers became a strong topic for exhibitions hosted in recent years by different universities and organizations.
The exhibition is curated by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu, researcher in the field of nanomaterials for energy, founder of NanoArt 21 and artist and scientist Mirela Suchea, PhD, researcher in the field of nanostructured materials synthesis.
Also, there are several online competitions dedicated to this new artistic-scientific discipline. NanoArt 21 will launch at the end of this year the 7th edition of the oldest online competition.
“NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections. It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and nanosculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes. These structures are visualized with research tools like scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes and their scientific images are captured and further processed by using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large audiences”(NanoArt 21)
NanoArt could be for the 21st Century what Photography was for the 20th Century. Micro and nano worlds are aesthetically sound and offer infinite artistic exploration possibilities.