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The Artists Residence Herzliya
Curator: Bar Yerushalmi

Magic squares are ancient mathematical matrices, bygone traces of an age when the science of mathematics was inseparable from study of the occult. It is a simple design: a square with an equal sum of values represented in each of the transecting rows, columns, or diagonals. The sum is called the “magic constant,” an expression of perfection and structural stability. Despite their seeming simplicity, magic squares establish a hermetically sealed universe, one whose sides are reflected by the others: a chamber of illusion. Continue Reading

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