As part of the Long Night of Research in Vienna, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) will host an expert lecture on the Reconstruction of the Rosette from the Minbar in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo.
The minbar (the pulpit) in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is among the most exquisite of its kind. Parts of it were exhibited at the Paris World Fair in 1867, a rosette can be found in the MAK. In 2014, Adriana Czernin (* 1969) begun to work artistically with these fragments in the MAK and, with the aid of math and geometry, reconstructed the correct arrangement of the pieces.
Adriana Czernin, Artist
Esther Ramharter, Philosopher and Mathematician
Venue: MAK Columned Main Hall
The talk will be held in German.