International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Cynthia Pannucci Ideas Activities
  • Founder/Director, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.
    New York, NY, USA
  • Email
    Tel 505 990-0781
  • Sector:

    Non Governmental Organizations
  • Organizations:

    Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Art & Science is a 23-year old nonprofit organization that nurtures and promotes the exciting intersections of art and science. We produce an annual, international competition-exhibition of digital prints that is held at the New York Hall of Science [and we hope will travel to other venues.] This year, Digital2011 is titled, "The Alchemy of Change," and we are seeking creative images from those in the scientific community. Please help us distribute our OPEN CALL below...

"Digital2011: The Alchemy of Change"

international digital print competition/exhibition

to be held at the New York Hall of Science

September 3, 2011 - February 5, 2012

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)

DEADLINE: July 17, 2011



Robert Devcic, owner-director of GV Art London gallery

Philip Ball, writer and noted author of popular science books

Humans, animals, insects, trees, plants, oceans, and air -- indeed, all that we see, taste, smell, touch, and breathe, contain molecular processes of physical transformation; a dynamic dance of change. This magic of transition, called alchemy by our earliest scientists, became the science of chemistry. It describes both the physical structure and characteristic actions of matter. It allows for all organic and inorganic change to take place -- brain synapses to fire, oxygen to be formed from carbon dioxide and water during photosynthesis; the transformation of gases in our solar system; along with the ability of proteins to turn our genes on/off. If you extend your imagination beyond the epithelial surface of your body, or into the ether that carries cosmic dust, or even into your kitchen, chemistry can inspire wonder. Like a fabulous menu of concocted primordial soups, when exposed to changes in temperature, pressure, or speed, chemistry can create a stick of dynamite or a magnificent souffle!

For this exhibition, we celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by inviting artists and scientists to show us their vision of this deeply fundamental, magical enabler of life called chemistry.