ALIVE in the UNIVERSE is a philosophy of life.
Launched by curator and art dealer Caroline Wiseman in 2018 at the London Art Fair, ALIVE IN THE UNIVERSE is a global network of people who encourage human creativity; for the creative human is the flourishing human. Flourishing humans make a flourishing world.
ALIVE IN THE UNIVERSE is the current overarching theme of the year long creativity activities devised and produced by Caroline Wiseman in the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on the east coast of England. Admired by many as a ‘tiny art temple by the sea’ the Lookout has hosted an impressive and diverse mix of international artists, musicians, writers, philosophers and scientists for residencies and producing new work, inspired by their time in the Lookout.
ALIVE in the UNIVERSE develops from EINSTEIN on ALDEBURGH BEACH, an ongoing fascination with Einstein’s examination of life: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ ” he wrote. “We are all unique participants in one creative universe”, says Caroline Wiseman, founder and curator of ALIVE in the UNIVERSE. “Art is a powerful way of expressing our unique creativity, giving each of us a voice, and bonding us as one human race. It is, as Einstein says, “the expression of the profoundest thought in the simplest way”.
Additional initiatives originated at the Lookout include ALDEBURGH ARTS, THE ALDEBURGH ACADEMY and THE ARTS CLUB ALDEBURGH BEACH.
This film, made by Eileen Haring Woods celebrates the remarkable range of creative projects, residencies and special events which have taken place at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout since it was founded in 2010.
Meet Caroline Wiseman founder of ALIVE in the UNIVERSE.
"ALIVE in the UNIVERSE empowers our unique creativity."
Like so many people, I had always assumed creativity meant artistic creativity, especially as I have always been so passionately involved in the visual arts. Then when I bought a ‘tiny art temple’ on the beach in Aldeburgh I began to become interested in the phenomenon of creativity and to delve deeply into its mystery.
I discovered that creativity is not restricted to the arts – it is of fundamental importance to all human life. It touches each of us every moment of our lives.”
About Caroline Wiseman
Caroline Wiseman qualified as a Barrister. She has been an international art dealer for the last 30 years, living and working in London and New York, where her triplet sons grew up. Ten years ago she and her partner Francis Carnwath founded the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout in an old Lookout tower on Aldeburgh beach as a catalyst for challenging ideas. Caroline founded ALIVE in the UNIVERSE in 2019 and with co curator David Baldry presented projects by 28 artists over 28 days at the Venice Biennale.
Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary was founded in 1988 and has a constantly changing selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and original prints by important British and international artists.
The Aldeburgh Beach Art House is like a living Kettles Yard by the sea. As with our houses in London and New York over the past 30 years, in every room art by many of Britain's most important modern and contemporary artists becomes part of the household. Most works are for sale, with a wide price range.
Over the years we have been consultants to many major private collections and museums including the Musee D'Art Classique a Mougins, voted new museum of the year, 2011, by Apollo Magazine. Please click here to see their website.
The Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout and The Art House are based at 31 Crag Path, Aldeburgh, Suffolk with works are available to view by appointment.
Ring Caroline on 020 7622 2500 / 01728 452754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Public appointments include:
Trustee of Paintings in Hospitals 2002-2008
Ambassador of the Princes Trust 2008 (continuing)
Senior Visiting Fellow University of Suffolk (continuing)