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Matter: The Fundamental Particles exhibit
May 2, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Matter: The Fundamental Particles
Peter Çan Bellamy
Xavier Cortada/ Pete Markowitz
Paco Falco/ Pierluigi Paolucci
Alison Gill/ Ian Shipsey
Chris Henschke/ Wolfgang Adam
Lindsay Olson/ Don Lincoln
Paul Schuster/ Michael Hoch
ON VIEW May 2 – 31, 2015
CONVERSATION Wednesday, May 6 | 6pm
OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, May 6 | 7-10pm
ARTIST TALK Wednesday, May 20 | 7pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach
Cortada will be showing replicas of the five giant banners that hang at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment facility where The Higgs Boson was discovered, 100 m below ground. The works capture the five search strategies scientists used to find the particle and help confirm the Standard Model of Physics.
For this Art@CMS exhibition, works were selected from artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists who were invited to create pieces inspired by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics that sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter—the fundamental particles—that provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature. CMS is designed to measure the properties of previously discovered particles with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena.