Paris’s First Digital Art Museum


Hosted by Culturespaces, a French museum foundation that specializes in immersive art displays, has opened an exhibition in Paris called “Workshop of Lights” or “L’Atelier des Lumieres.”

Its larger space, La Halle, is dedicated to Gustav Klimt and Viennese painting. The smaller room, called Le Studio, is used for emerging artists exploring AI and digital installations. There are 140 laser video projectors on and across 10 meter high walls over a vast 3,300 square meter surface area. They provide an immersive and panoramic show throughout the space with music composed by Wagner, Chopin, Beethoven and others. 50 speakers are programmed to complement the 3D visual experience with a motion design sound system.

The exhibition is meant to bring together technology and fine arts to showcase the transition into a digital age, and to appeal to younger audiences.

The president says: “People do not learn about culture as they did in the past. The practices are evolving and cultural offering must be in step with them. The marriage of art and digital technology is, in my opinion, the future of the dissemination of art among future generations.”

In just three month since it’s opening, more than 400,000 people have visited. Culturespaces also plans on opening a similar exhibition in South Korea at the end of the year, and one in the United States in 2019.

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