From November 22, 2018 to March 3, 2019, FACT, Liverpool premieres Broken Symmetries, a new, international exhibition of artworks exploring the links between art and science, and how both can help to reveal hidden elements of our world.
Broken Symmetries is comprised of artworks which rethink scientific facts—challenging our notions of reality and how we arrive at something as "certain." These works question how much we really know about the world around us, and how we may begin to discover new aspects by taking a different perspective.
The ten international artists included in Broken Symmetries, curated by Mónica Bello and José-Carlos Mariátegui, are: Julieta Aranda, Diann Bauer, James Bridle, Juan Cortés (work co-produced by Atractor Estudio), HRM199 Yunchul Kim, Lea Porsager, Suzanne Treister, Semiconductor and Yu-Chen Wang.
In recent years, CERN in Geneva—the world’s largest laboratory of fundamental scientific research—has fostered novel models of collaboration between arts and science within the context of the lab. The Collide International Residency award has been one of the core programmes of Arts at CERN since 2011, and a collaboration with FACT since 2016. Within this programme, artists are invited to spend time working alongside particle physicists and engineers: these encounters spawn creative collisions that enrich and diversify scientific thinking, whilst simultaneously providing endless resources for artistic practice. Broken Symmetries brings together just some of the works developed during the last three years of this programme.
Co-produced by CCCB, Barcelona; le lieu unique, Nantes and iMAL, Brussels, the exhibition will tour to each of these venues during 2019-2020.