Art CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona , El Raval Tuesday May 28 2019 – Tuesday September 24 2019

Scientists and artists have plenty in common, including active imaginations and a nearly insatiable curiosity. Both, in some way, also share a common goal, which is to understand the mystery of life. The CCCB presents ‘Quantum’, an international project curated by Mónica Bello, commissioner and director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva; and José-Carlos Mariátegui, scientist, writer and curator who has worked for two decades in projects related to art, science and technology. University of Barcelona professor of theoretical physics José Ignacio Latorre, who participated as an advisor, equates the explosion of quantum principles with the discovery of fire and the invention of the Internet.

This exhibition is structured as a dialogue among ten projects by artists who have spent time at CERN and nine laboratory research projects that report the history and current affairs of physics and quantum mechanics. At the entrance, a piece that defies the laws of traditional physics invites the public to leave all prejudices outside the room. This is a new way of understanding the world in which chance – which science has denied until recently – has a fundamental role, and simultaneity – that a phenomenon occurs at the same time in two time-spaces – is possible.