The international touring exhibition Quantum/Broken Symmetries began at Collide International, the programme of Arts at CERN in collaboration with FACT Liverpool between 2016 and 2018. The exhibition brings together artists who were invited to reside at CERN to advance their artistic practise by establishing dialogues with particle physicists, engineers, IT experts and staff.
Quantum/Broken Symmetries is curated by Mónica Bello and José-Carlos Mariátegui, and is co-produced by ScANNER (the Science and Art Network for New Exhibitions and Research), composed of Arts at CERN; FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool); CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona); le lieu unique (Center for Contemporary Culture – Nantes) and iMAL (interactive Media Arts Laboratory, Brussels). ScANNER was initiated through the Collide International (2016-2018).
Between 2018-2021, the exhibition (adapted to each museum) was shown at FACT (Liverpool, UK), CCCB (Barcelona, Spain), iMAL (Brussels, Belgium), le lieu unique (Nantes, France), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung, Taiwan) and Kumu Art Museum (Tallinn, Estonia).
Participating artists: Suzanne Treister, Julieta Aranda, Semiconductor, Diann Bauer, James Bridle, Yunchul Kim, Mariele Neudecker, Alan Bogana, Yu-Chen Wang, Juan Cortés, Lea Porsager, Haroon Mirza & Jack Jelfs.