Broken Symmetries

FACT, Liverpool, North West, United Kingdom

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 18:00

A new international exhibition premiering at FACT Liverpool, Broken Symmetries brings together artists who aim to understand and question the physical world by navigating the shifting realities of modern science.

Our senses are only capable of accessing a tiny part of our existence. The underlying nature of the universe, including unthinkably small actions which dictate the ways in which our world works, remains ever-elusive. Thanks to the technological and scientific breakthroughs of the last hundred years we are now more able than ever to understand the nature of this hidden realm, revealing and interpreting the symmetries which govern our existence. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than within fundamental physics: the study of basic properties, materials, and forces in our universe.

Broken Symmetries is curated by Mónica Bello and José-Carlos Mariátegui, and is co-produced by the ScANNER Network, consisting of: FACT (Liverpool), CCCB (Barcelona), Le Lieu Unique (Nantes), iMAL (Brussels) and Arts at CERN (Geneva). Premiering in the UK, the exhibition will then travel to the partner organisations in Spain, France and Belgium until 2020.

Image: Installation view of Yunchul Kim, Dawns, Mine, Crystal (2018), KCCUK. Photo: Mark Blower.


Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Diann Bauer (United States of America), James Bridle (United Kingdom), Juan Cortes (Colombia), hrm199 (Haroon Mirza in collaboration with Jack Jelfs) (United Kingdom), Yunchul Kim (Korea (Republic of)), Lea Porsager (Denmark), Semiconductor (United Kingdom), Yu-Chen Wang (Taiwan), Suzanne Treister (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
North West
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DQ