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!
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 🤷🏽♀️).
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?
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.