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—11/2014
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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“I’m interested in developing products that are going to last, like a life companion.”

A Conversation with Furniture Designer Sebastian Herkner
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Out of the Blue: On Finnish Design and Finnishness

Talk with Marko Ahtisaari and Ville Kokkonen on the skills, traditions, and ambitions of contemporary Finnish design and its enduring values
Posted—01/2015

The Power of Infographics in Singapore

Two-Day Workshop with Juan Velasco
Posted—01/2015

Research Is Key

Juan Velasco On Infographics
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

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