The 4th International Festival of NanoArt was be hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Babes-Bolyai University between September 8 – 14, 2016 in parallel with the 11th International Conference On Physics Of Advanced Materials (ICPAM-11). The artworks were shown in the Hall of Transilvania Philharmonic Cluj-Napoca. The exhibition is curated by artist and scientist Cris Orfescu, founder of NanoArt 21 and artist Mirela Suchea, PhD, researcher in the field of nanostructured materials synthesis. The previous editions of the festival were held in Finland, Germany, and Romania.
NanoArt is a complex artistic-scientific process that comprises three major components:
1. creation of the nanosculpture (sculpture at atomic and molecular levels, by manipulating atoms and molecules using chemical reactions and physical processes) or discovery of the nanolandscape (natural nanostructures, mostly biological);
2. visualization of the nanostructure (which is facilitated by the use of advanced microscopes) and image capture;
3. artistic interpretation of the scientific images using different artistic techniques in order to convert these images in pieces of artwork to be showcased for large audiences and to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable.
View NANOART21 exhibitions: http://nanoart21.org/nanoart-exhibitions/