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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Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

Lukas Feireiss in Conversation with Larissa Fassler, Niklas Goldbach, and Jens Reinert
Posted—10/2014

The Map Design Toolbox

Time-Saving Templates for Graphic Design
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

“There is an openness in my work that I connect to life in Amsterdam.”

From Dutch Design Week, Mae Engelgeer explains her tactile designs.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

The Brotherhood of Chocolate

Rick and Michael Mast run a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Little Gestalten recommended on People of Print.

Sven Ehmann and Hendrik Hellige interviewed about Kleine Gestalten live on Deutschlandradio Kultur's program Lesart.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on Trendland.

Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

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