Creare Immaginando, Art&Science Across Italy in Pisa

Mar 4, 2024

Today, March 4, marks the opening at 6 p.m. of the Pisa edition of the Creare Immaginando exhibition of the national project for schools, Art&Science Across Italy, implemented by the INFN National Institute of Nuclear Physics and CERN in collaboration with Italian universities.

The exhibition, set up at the Museo della Grafica, Lungarno Galileo Galilei 9, in Pisa, is organized by the Pisa section of INFN in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Museo della Grafica, European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), National Institute of Optics (INO) of CNR, under the patronage of the Department of Physics of the University of Pisa and the support of the associations Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics and Fundamental Research in Physics.

The exhibition is part of a series of 20 exhibitions being held throughout Italy as part of the 2022-2024 edition of the Art&Science across Italy project for schools. Now in its 4th edition, the project aims to bring young people closer to the world of science using the language of art. It is implemented by INFN in collaboration with CERN and, a partner in the latest edition, the University of Naples Federico II. More than 6,500 students, from 184 schools, are participating in the 2022-2024 edition.

The exhibition in Pisa brings together about 80 works created by 250 students from a number of Tuscan high schools: Liceo Scientifico Filippo Buonarroti in Pisa, Liceo Classico Scientifico XXV Aprile in Pontedera, Liceo Statale Francesco Cecioni in Livorno and Liceo internazionale quadriennale in Lucca, which have been participating in the fourth edition of the Art&Science project since 2022. Each work was inspired by a scientific topic, spanning various disciplines from physics to geology, and was created following a series of seminars and meetings with researchers that took place last year.

The most significant works displayed in the exhibition will be honored on March 14, 2024 during an event at the INFN Section of Pisa in Largo Bruno Pontecorvo.

The winning works from the local competition will go on to make up the national exhibition and competition, which will be held at the MANN – National Archaeological Museum in Naples from May 3 to 17. Forty-eight students, winners of the national competition, will receive a scholarship to attend a one-week master’s program on the relationship between art and science at INFN laboratories or CERN.

Art&Science Across Italy:

The two-year Art&Science Across Italy project involves students in grades III, IV and V of high schools with the aim of bringing them closer to the world of scientific research by meeting different individual aptitudes and interests. During the first year, seminars, workshops and visits to museums and laboratories are organized, which students take as a cue to create artistic works on scientific topics. The works created are displayed and awarded in local exhibitions, and the most significant ones are collected in the national exhibition, which concludes the project.

From the first edition to date, Art&Science Across Italy has involved more than 16,000 students from 15 Italian regions, where the project is coordinated by a number of researchers from INFN Sections and local universities.

The 2022-2024 edition of the Art&Science Across Italy project is carried out by a collaboration between INFN, CERN and the University of Naples Federico II, and is sponsored by Radio Kiss Kiss and CAEN, and is supported by funding from the European community through the “Playing with Protons Goes Digital” project and a contribution from the Edo and Elvo Tempia Foundation.

About the exhibition Creating by Imagining. Girls and boys put science into art:

The exhibition can be visited at the Museo della Grafica, Lungarno Galileo Galilei 9, Pisa
March 4 to 16, 2024

Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free admission

To keep up to date with Art&Science Across Italy exhibitions, see the project’s facebook page 

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