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“We Love Science”: comparing Art and Science

“We Love Science” Arte e scienza a confronto
“We Love Science” Arte e scienza a confronto

“We Love Science” is the travelling exhibition opened at the Italian Cultural Institute of Krakow, organised in the context of the celebrations of the Italian Research Day in the World. A collection of original works of art and audio-visual content created by Italian artists and inspired by the activities of Italian research laboratories.

“We Love Science” is an original exhibition project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote and foster the dialogue between artistic and technological research, inaugurated at the Italian Cultural Institute of Krakow as part of the Italian Research Day in the World, which is celebrated on 15 April.

The exhibition, curated by Ludovico Pratesi and Marco Bassan, represents the result of a project based on the interaction between art and science, which allowed eight artists to exchange views with researchers and scientists from as many Italian research centres. The works exhibited, created using different techniques, provide an artistic interpretation of the inherent human desire to experiment and innovate.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows the world how dynamic and ground-breaking Italy is, being it open to dialogue and willing to find common solutions to address global problems. It is a mission that is daily enshrined in the committed action of Scientific Diplomacy, of which our network of 50 scientific and space attachés operating in 36 countries represents the backbone. Foreign policy is indeed a mix of initiatives and actions which also benefit from the contribution of Italian scientific experts.

The research centres involved are: Astronomical Observatory of the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, Vesuvius Observatory of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Elettra-Sincrotrone in Trieste, National Institute for Studies and Experiences of Naval Architecture in Rome, Sos Enattos Mine in Sardinia, Gran Sasso National Laboratory, National Institute for Astrophysics in Cagliari and the Italian Space Agency (Matera headquarters). The project players are: Serena Vestrucci, Margherita Raso, Davide Stucchi, Jonathan Vivacqua, Irene Fenara, Giulio Bensasson, Antonio Della Guardia and Ruth Beraha.

The exhibition, which can be visited in Krakow until 4 May, will then be shown in Warsaw, Pristina and then continue its international tour with the support of the network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes.