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Artist in profile: Ivan Moscovich

 Friday, 12th August, 2016

Introducing Ivan Moscovich, the world-renowned author, artist and inventor

We are delighted to be hosting CYBERNETIC ART, showcasing the extraordinary work of Ivan Moscovich. The exhibition is free to the public from Friday 23rd-Thursday 29th September 2016.

Born to Hungarian parents in the former Yugoslavia, Ivan survived the Novi Sad Razzia, narrowly escaping the mass execution at the riverbed of the Danube. He went on to survive the concentration camps of the Second World War, miraculously avoiding death at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and, following a death march, spent his final night concealed in amongst corpses before being liberated by the British Army.

Ivan went on to explore his passion for science and inventing things, becoming a world-renowned author, artist, creator of teaching aids and award-winning puzzles.

Indeed, his career has also been integral to the pioneering of mathematical art and his invention, the Harmonograph, was exhibited at Cybernetic Serendipity at the ICA in 1968. This upcoming exhibition at The Hospital Club in conjunction with Henry Saywell presents 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.

And now, at the age of 90, Ivan will showcase his incredible work in our Gallery. CYBERNETIC ART, In association with Henry Saywell, is open to all from 11am-6pm from 23rd-29th September 2016.