Dominique Moulon, curator of the show, leas a visit by Paris ACM Siggraph members.
Show Off: A Generation on Stage
The Show Off opened yesterady in Espace Cardin (open till wednesday ). Fully dedicated to digital art, this show offers a sort of preface to the series of more general shows that will open on thursday.
Our main impression after a short visit at opening: no dramatic innovation, but the coherence of a generation of digital artists and a general progress towards
- more complex works, for instance with multiple screens, or with a combination of animated images and sculpture,
- a wider variety of material forms, allowing collectors with small budgets to enter the game.
This attention paid here to a larger public contrasts with the aggressive elitism of other shows (for instance Art Basel, where preliminary visits for gold or platinum buyers come even before any access to press and critics). Here, the entrance price is low (5 euros), with a beautiful catalog for 10 euros. And the catalog itself opens with a list of works ordered by price range (from "less than 1000 euros" to "more than 15000 euros".
Myrvold comments his last work, with generative art presented in multiple screens, a nearly vegetal structure.
Quite typical of artists we did not know before, although they work from decades and live in Paris, Pia Myrvold. She began as a traditional painter (oil and acrylics) but, for more than 20 years, has practiced digital art, seduced by its wide creative affordances.
Enjoy the visit. We shall say more soon.
Oct. 23, 2013.
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.
Les Algoristes, an association of artists using their own algorithms in their work.