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Ivan Moscovich

Harmonograms

Harmonograms

Moscovich is a world-renowned inventor, author, artist, creator of teaching aids, and award winning puzzles. He specialises in visual communication.

His career has been integral to the pioneering of mathematical art and his invention, the Harmonograph, was exhibited at Cybernetic Serendipity at the ICA in 1968. This body of work is comprised of original Harmonograms from the 60s and 70s that have recently benefitted from renewed commercial and institutional interest. The Harmonograms, which are all one-off unique drawings, were exhibited the world over including ICA, London, International Design Centre, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City; Didacta Exhibition, Basel; Science Museum Tel Aviv.

Moscovich was born to Hungarian parents in the former Yugoslavia and survived the Novi Sad Razzia. He went on to survive the concentration camps of the Second World War, miraculously avoiding death at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen. As a scientist, Moscovich views his life through a framework of luck. He is intellectually occupied with the notion of readdressing how we perceive serendipity or coincidence.