Man Ray’s Art Math

I recently went to Paris to participate in a discussion about our 2015 exhibition, Man Ray—Human EquationsThe exhibition will bring together Man Ray’s Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings that was inspired by his photographs of mathematical models. Included in the exhibition will be the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and his Shakespearean Equations.

A grant from the Terra Foundation allowed scholars, curators, educators, and exhibit designers to come from Israel, France, England, and the US to refine ideas for the exhibition and its interpretation. Below are some of my favorite photos from the trip. Stay tuned for more details about the exhibition as the show approaches!

For the first day, we met at the Terra Foundation's Paris office. Below is photo of an initial exhibition design by our colleagues in Israel. Photos: Brooke Rosenblatt

For the first day, we met at the Terra Foundation’s Paris office. Check out an initial exhibition design by our colleagues in Israel. Photos: Brooke Rosenblatt

For the second day of meetings we went to the Institut Henri Poincare to see the mathematical objects that appear in Man Ray's photographs. Some of the objects were on view in the library and others were in storage.

For the second day of meetings we went to the Institut Henri Poincare to see the mathematical objects that appear in Man Ray’s photographs. Some of the objects were on view in the library and others were in storage. Photos: Brooke Rosenblatt

Here is a look at some of my favorite objects that will be on view in the exhibition.

Here is a look at some of my favorite objects that will be on view in the exhibition.

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