Arts at CERN: when Arts and Particle Physics Collide

08 from June 2021 from 10:00 to 20:00


Arts at CERN is the official arts program of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, a unique laboratory in the world where some 14,000 particle physicists and physicists, engineers and engineers try to test the fundamental structure of the universe by pushing the most advanced technology to its limits.

Since 2011, the center's arts program has been promoting dialogue between artists, scientists and scientists in the framework of the world's largest particle physics laboratory and within this program, since 2019, the Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Institute of Culture ICUB collaborate with CERN in the call for the Collide Residency Award, which promotes dialogue between art and science at the highest level. In the first edition of Collide in Barcelona, the winner of the award was Rosa Menkman. In the second edition, the winners were Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayawe, from the Black Quantum Futurism collective.

This exhibition brings together some of the artistic works developed in the framework of the Arts at CERN program over the last few years, exploring the way in which the great questions about our universe are pursued by fundamental science, and at the same time the arts and humanities are echoed in their practices. Particle physics and the arts inextricably linked in the exciting pursuit of human knowledge.

Exhibition curated by Monica Bello, Pau Alsina and Irma Vilà.

Works in the exhibition

  • Ionize, ionize, by Alan Bogana.
  • Mass, by Pierre Pauze and June Balthazard.
  • Throug the AeGIS, by Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt).
  • Whiteout, by Rosa Menkman.
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