at LNGS-INFN (Gran Sasso National Laboratory)
Assergi, L'Aquila, Italy
An Art & Science installation to develop and promote the interaction between
the world of art and the world of science for a new vision and understanding of our universe
The permanent installation "Quintessence" by artist Enrico Magnani, promoted by and realized at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), was created to give an artistic representation to some of the most mysterious and fascinating themes of contemporary physics and cosmology, which see the LNGS as a world-class excellence. "Quintessence" is a way to bring the general public closer, through the language of art, to complex and difficult-to-understand issues about the origin of the universe and matter as well as human life and destiny.
An invitation, moreover, to consider science and art worlds that can and should interact and influence each other for the evolution of human knowledge and consciousness. The world is not made of watertight compartments like a submarine: art on one side and science on the other, the right brain on one side and the left brain on the other; harmonious man puts up no barriers and can benefit from everything.