Sunday 22 April 2018 ore 16:30 - 18:30

National Geographic Festival of the SciencesThe sense of beauty. Art and science at CERN

MAXXI Auditorium – admission €3*
free entry for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity
On the occasion of the exhibition Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein, in collaboration with the National Geographic Festival of the Sciences.

The story of an unprecedented experiment

A film by Valerio Jalongo
distributed by Officine UBU, 2017. 75′

The Sense of Beauty is the story of an unprecedented experiment that involves scientists from throughout the world collaborating around the largest machine ever constructed by human beings: the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
Delineating the close relationship that exists between art and science, the documentary film narrates, in parallel, the search for truth shared by the scientists at CERN and contemporary artists, all listening to an elusive sixth or seventh sense: beauty.

There will be a discussion with the filmmaker, Valerio Jalongo, after the screening.

*Partecipants in the National Geographic Science festival may visit the exhibition GRAVITY. Imaging the Universe after Einstein (through to 6 May 2018) at a discounted price of €8.00 (instead of €12.00) and purchase tickets for the two screenings at MAXXI on 21 and 22 April within the ambit of the festival events at €2.00 (instead of €3.00, subject to availability) on presentation of their festival ticket at the museum ticket office.
Visitors with a museum ticket and myMAXXI cardholders may purchase (subject to availability) tickets at €1.50 each equating to a 50% discount) for all of the Science Festival events at the Auditorium Parco della Musica through to 22 April.

other events of the Gravity cycle