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Quantum: In Search of the Invisible

Brussels / iMAL

After its opening at the FACT in Liverpool and at the CCCB, the exhibition Quantica: In Search of the Invisible starts its journey at the iMAL. Art center for digital cultures and technology, located in the center of Brussels. 

iMAL support artistic and creative practices using (digital) technologies as their medium. Next to providing support for artists in their experimentation, research and production processes, the center hosts art exhibitions, conferences, performances. Furthermore, they also facilitate critical reflection, research and debates around the current and future

challenges of our technological society, by stimulating cross-pollination between art and technology. 

In recent years, CERN in Geneva—the world's largest laboratory of fundamental scientific research—has fostered new models of collaboration between arts and science. Within its Arts at CERN programme, artists are invited to spend time working alongside particle physicists and engineers. During these encounters, creative collisions occur, enriching and diversifying scientific thinking, whilst simultaneously providing endless resources for artistic practice. This exhibition brings together a selection of the works developed during the last three years of this programme. 

This collective exhibition presents ten commissioned artworks by internationally renowned artists, which rethink scientific research and facts to explore states of being and the very possibilities of reality. 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. Vividly inspired by the minds of the scientists they met, each artist created their own piece, which reinterprets contemporary science in its own way. 

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