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Artist Adriana Czernin designed chair’s backrest for CeMM’s Brain Lounge


Artist Adriana Czernin with CeMM PhD students in the inauguration event (© Franzi Kreis / CeMM).

On 19 October 2021, CeMM welcomed artist Adriana Czernin for the inauguration of the new chair’s backrest that she has specially designed for CeMM’s Brain Lounge. During the event, Adriana Czernin presented her piece of art entitled “4-sided 3-angle”, and discussed with CeMM PhD students the design process, and the combination of abstract art with the idea of perspective in her work. 
CeMM’s Brain Lounge is located on the 8th floor of CeMM’s building, overlooking the impressive Vienna’s skyline. It was originally built as a special space where participants can abandon their daily professional routine and embark on a new journey to ignite creativity and innovation to develop new research ideas and the medicine of the future. It was created in 2012 by Walking Chair (Karl Emilio Pircher and Fidel Peugeot) in close cooperation with the CeMM Directors Giulio Superti-Furga and Anita Ender. The Brain Lounge’s central piece is a carousel with 14 leather chairs and a “lazy Susan” with an art piece by Peter Kogler. Their backside is detachable and meant to be designed by various renowned artists, whom Adriana Czernin has now joined. 
Adriana Czernin is a Bulgarian Contemporary artist who was born in 1969, and has lived and worked in Vienna and Rettenegg (Austria) since 1990. She completed the class for free graphics at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1998. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Albertina Modern and the Lower Belvedere. In 2018 Adriana Czernin presented her art in a solo exhibition called "Fragment" at the MAK, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has been featured in articles for the ARTFORUM, the Nafas Art Magazine and the Time Out New York.  
Adriana Czernin's artwork for CeMM, “4-sided 3-angle", is a print and shows an illusion of a three-dimensional object. It is inspired by an ornament from the 13th century located in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo a place where she found inspiration for many of her artworks. The ornament is geometric and has a crystalline structure. The artist explains: “As Giulio Superti-Furga invited me to this project, I thought about the Brain Lounge and what people are doing in here. “Sharp” smart minds meet, think, and discuss together. The artwork with its “sharpness” symbolizes this process. The structure has more than one meaning, you can always rethink the interpretation of it, it’s a paradox.” 
CeMM would like to thank Adriana Czernin for this valuable piece of art, a new special contribution in support of CeMM’s efforts to bring art and science together! 

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