Carsten Nicolai

Exhibition at EIGEN + ART Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

EIGEN + ART showcases Nicolai's multi-media installation crt mgn.

Inspired by his own performance from 2007 on the occasion of honouring Nam June Paik, Carsten Nicolai now varied crt mgn as an installation. The title goes back to its two major components: a cathode ray tube, crt, and a magnet, mgn. Their interaction resulting in a distorted and unsteady image on a TV screen is furthermore dependent on a pendulum holding the magnet and putting it in an unpredictable movement. 

Gestalten has continued to publish the works of Carsten Nicolai, documenting the artist's interest in visual compositions and grid systems. Besides a lexicon on visual patterns, an exploration of the moiré effect, and cyclo. id, a volume on the visualization of sound, a recent book entitled syn chron has just been released last month.

Image Credits: Carsten Nicolai, crt mgn, 2013. Invitation card, EIGEN + ART.

syn chron

by Carsten Nicolai
Posted by Gestalten—07/2013
Carsten Nicolai brings art, architecture, and music together in one inventive project.
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cyclo. id

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
The visualization of sound presented in book form and accompanied by a CD-ROM by Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai.
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Grid Index

Posted by Gestalten—01/2014
A visual lexicon of two-dimensional grids and patterns indexed systematically - included CD with vector data.
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Moiré Index

Posted by Gestalten—08/2013
The beauty of interferences presented as a book and on an included CD.
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Carsten Nicolai

A little grid more
Posted by Gestalten—05/2009

Carsten Nicolai is one of the most renowned artists working at the intersection of art and science and infamous for his minimalist approach.

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Our Design Favorites: New Colors for Fall

Nine beautiful and surprising items to carry you into the cold season.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

The Story of the Chopper

As told by the Vintagent
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited, 1990–1996

An exhibition by Gestalten & bobsairport
Posted—09/2014

“I’m far from esoteric, but I love the narrative behind these ingredients.”

Frank Leder talks candidly about the stories behind his clothing collections and natural body care range.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Recent Book Releases

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The Chopper featured on Selectism.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business reviewed on Boyscout.

Das Craft-Bier Buch featured in the 20/2014 issue of tip Berlin.

The Weather Diaries reviewed on anti-utopias.

Berlin Wonderland featured in the September issue of Urban.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended on Mixology.

Hide and Seek on The Huffington Post.

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