Two exhibitions at the town hall of the 5th arrondissement, until 7th February 2020

Two very different exhibitions currently await you at the town hall of the 5th arrondissement, just next to the Hotel les Dames du Panthéon and the Hotel des Grands Hommes.

Face à l’histoire, 1939-1945 looks at the plight of Jewish children deported during the Second World War, and Mathématiques & Arts shows what happens when mathematicians get artistic. Intriguing!

Exposition Mathématiques & Arts

You might think that there’s nothing creative about mathematics, but this new exhibition at the town hall of the 5th arrondissement hopes to prove you wrong.

With its full title Mathématiques et Arts, de l’Univers classique à l’Univers fractal (organised by the Société Européenne pour les Mathématiques et les Arts) the exhibition shows how fractals can be as elegant as they are elegant, with the work of five artist-mathematicians on show (all male 🤷🏽‍♀️).

Exposition Mathématiques & Arts
It’s in the Bag © Arend Smit

On a completely different subject, following the recent International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the town hall is hosting the exhibition Face à l’histoire, 1939-1945, about and for children, with themes including:

Can there be legitimate reasons for disobeying laws?

Why should I be concerned about what happens to others?

Can you name any acts of solidarity? and

Which values must be defended to live in peace in our country?

Exposition Face à l’histoire, 1939-1945

The exhibition is also available to teachers as a pack (in French) containing six posters, a booklet and a USB key containing video interviews, archive documents and photos, and texts. More info here.

The exhibitions Mathématiques et Arts, de l’Univers classique à l’Univers fractal and Face à l’histoire, 1939-1945 are at the town hall of the 5th arrondissement (here) until 7th February 2020

Open weekdays from 8.30am-5pm, and Saturdays from 9am-12.30pm

Free!

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