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Exploring the Unknown

Oct 8, 2023 — Oct 8, 2026 | CERN Science Gateway, Geneva, Switzerland

The exhibition features new artworks by four former artists in residence at Arts at CERN.

The CERN Science Gateway is a new education and outreach centre that will immerse visitors in the discoveries, science, and technologies of CERN. With three exhibitions, hands-on laboratories, and an auditorium, the Science Gateway becomes both a real and a metaphorical bridge between science and society. Designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, the building features tubes that appear to be suspended in space, evoking CERN’s cutting-edge accelerators.

One of the two tubes is home to the exhibition Exploring the Unknown, which manifests as a fertile meeting ground where art and science dialogue, a conversation initiated by Arts at CERN a decade ago. The show presents four new art commissions by Julius von Bismarck, Chloé Delarue, Ryoji Ikeda, and Yunchul Kim. As residents of Arts at CERN, their artistic practices have been nourished by their time at the Laboratory in dialogue with physicists.

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