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Art and science collide in Broken Symmetries at FACT

The link between art and science is explored in FACT’s latest exhibition which brings together work from international artists.

Broken Symmetries, running until March 3 at the Wood Street venue, features pieces by 10 artists whose works rethink scientific facts, challenging our notions of reality and how we arrive at something as ‘certain’.

The show is co-produced by SCANNER (the Science and Art Network for New Exhibitions and Research) whose members include FACT, Barcelona-based CCCB, le lieu unique in Nantes, and iMAL (interactive Media Arts Laboratory, Brussels) along with Arts at CERN.

Arts at CERN is the arts programme of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and FACT has collaborated with CERN’s Collide International Residency project since 2016.

Lesley Taker, exhibitions manager at FACT, said: “Now more than ever, it’s of increasing importance that we understand the world around us is not as it seems, and how much of our existence relies on changing narratives.

“We’re thrilled to partner on such a collaborative project which has seen artists working with science to create works in which some of the most urgent questions of our time collide with the forefront of scientific research.”

The artists involved in the exhibition are: Julieta Aranda, Diann Bauer, James Bridle, Juan Cortes, hrm199, Yunchal Kim, Lea Porsager, Suzanne Treister, Semiconductor and Yu-Chen Wang.

Broken Symmetries is at FACT until March 3 and is free.

Top: Yunchal Kim's Cascade (2018). Photo by Mark Blower

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