A DIGITAL ART CENTER LIGHTS UP THE CAPITAL
The Chemin- Vert Foundry was established in 1835 by the Plichon brothers in what is today the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The firm supplied excellent quality cast iron parts to the navy and railway companies. The foundry employed 60 people and produced
VOLTAIRE : L’ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES A Digital Art Center Lights Up the Capital Un centre d’art d’un nouveau genre
Anew venue devoted to the digital arts has opened up in Paris called L'atelier des Lumières (The Workshop of Lights) and the vocation of the Workshop of Lights is to present monumental immersive exhibitions revolving around the digital arts to the public. Outfitted with 140 video projectors and a space-filling state-of-the-art sound system, the venue's multi-media equipment is unique in its genre moulding a surface area of 3300 square metres from the floor to the ceiling with walls that can measure up to 10 metres high.
Located in a former Parisian iron foundry situated between Bastille and République, the venue holds three exhibitions in two spaces. The Halle exhibition space will host a cycle of digital and immersive exhibitions alternating between long programmes devoted to major figures in art history while a short programme will feature more contemporary works. The opening long programme is devoted to Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele plunging the visitors into the heart of monumental works of art by these monumental figures of the late 19th century Vienna Secession movement. Visitors can see the slightest detail in the works of the artists while surrounded by captivating music including selections by Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven, Mahler and Chopin. Meanwhile, the current short programme will be devoted to another artist in the Viennese contemporary creative world, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), who drew his inspiration from the Vienna Secession movement with this highly colourful show creating a bridge between the periods. Temporary exhibitions showing through to November 11th 38 rue Saint Maur (11th), 01 80 98 46 02 www.atelier-lumieres.com