The Art of Science of “Rubik’s Cube”

Did you know that the first Rubik’s Cube was built out of wooden blocks, rubber bands and paper clips, invented by Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik in the 1970s. Inspired by a range of artists, writers and designers, from Isaac Asimov to Leonardo Da Vinci, Rubik’s puzzle married art and science in an explosive new way.

Los Angeles — Gil’s Sanctuary presents

The next installation of the art and science lecture series on

Saturday, October 22 from 5–8pm with Ian Scheffler

RSVP to the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/537714029750650/

THIS EVENT IS BYOC (Bring Your Own Cube)!

Refreshments and copies of Scheffler’s book provided by Vroman’s

Gil’s Sanctuary (818 N Spring Street, Suite #117) is a Los Angeles pop-up gallery and the home base for master colorist painter Gil Cuatrecasas.

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Get Cracking With Ian Scheffler!

 

 

Los Angeles — Gil’s Sanctuary presents the next installation of the art and science lecture series on Saturday, October 22 from 5–8pm with Ian Scheffler, author of the forthcoming book Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik’s Cube Solving (Touchstone). On October 18, Scheffler will appear on Good Morning America and NPR’s Marketplace.

 

Invented by Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik in the 1970s, the first Rubik’s Cube was built out of wooden blocks, rubber bands and paper clips. Inspired by a range of artists, writers and designers, from Isaac Asimov to Leonardo Da Vinci, Rubik’s puzzle married art and science in an explosive new way.

 

In the decades since, the Cube has become an international phenomenon—it’s the best-selling puzzle in history—with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting endeavor that’s introducing the Cube to a new generation.

 

Cracking the Cube follows Scheffler as he dives into the global speedcubing circuit, interviewing key figures along the way. He even journeys to Hungary to meet the notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is now in his 70s and still puzzling away. “He’s like the Willy Wonka of Eastern Europe,” says Scheffler, who will appear on Good Morning America and NPR’s Marketplace before stopping by Gil’s Sanctuary for an exclusive talk on Rubik’s Cube as a design object.

In addition to discussing the works that feed into Rubik’s Cube, such as Piet Mondrian’s paintings, and those it influenced, like the mosaics of Invader, the French street artist, Scheffler will transform an image of Gil Cuatrecasas’s master colorist paintings into a virtual Rubik’s Cube mosaic.

RSVP to the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/537714029750650/

THIS EVENT IS BYOC (Bring Your Own Cube)!

Refreshments and copies of Scheffler’s book provided by Vroman’s.

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Gil’s Sanctuary (818 N Spring Street, Suite #117) is a Los Angeles pop-up gallery and the homebase for master colorist painter Gil Cuatrecasas, whose work was lost to art history after a devastating 1976 flood in Houston. Educated at Harvard and Yale, Cuatrecasas grew up in Spain with his siblings and father before moving to America. He has had several significant U.S. exhibitions, including a 1964 exhibition at the Pan-American Union with former Washington Color School artist, Sam Gilliam, and a solo show at the Corcoran Gallery in 1965. He was slated to have his first solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston in 1976, but a flood destroyed half of his life’s work which was stored in the basement of the museum. After that, Gil quit painting; his brother Pedro discovered the remainder of Gil’s work in a storage space in 2004, just months before Gil’s death.

 

Gil’s Sanctuary is a satellite space of Rediscovered Masters (redM), a Connecticut-based company that works with artists who have been left out of art history for circumstances beyond their control.

 

Submissions for CM III are NOW OPEN! (Click Here for instructions on how to submit)

One participating artist will be chosen for the cover!

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