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Endless variations
Opening of the exhibition

Centre culturel canadien
December 06th, 2023 18:00 - 21:00

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Nicolas Sassoon, The Prophets (Tanaga 1), 2019, 100x70x70 cm
Photo : Rectangle.be
Apollo 11 Dream (2023) - Alain Thibault

Join us on Wednesday, December 6 from 6pm for the opening of our new collective exhibition at the Canadian Cultural Centre! Endless Variations is presented as part of the official programme of  Némo – Biennale internationale des arts numériques de la Région Île-de-France produced by CENTQUATRE-PARIS, in partnership with Elektra (Montreal).

  • OPENING: Wednesday, December 6 from 6pm to 9pm Free entrance.
  • PERFORMANCES: Apollo 11 Dream by Alain Thibault (Elektra)
    • Wednesday, December 6 at 7.30pm and 9pm (Subject to the number of available places)
    • Friday, December 8 at 7pm Booking required (preceded by a guided tour at 6pm)
    • Friday, December 8 at 9pm Booking required (preceded by a guided tour at 8pm)

The world is speeding up, at the rhythm of its successive industrial revolutions, each producing many societal and aesthetic changes. It was in the 19th century that the serial treatment of subjects became widespread in painting, as if to better grasp every aspect of the subject. In an age of unbridled use of artificial intelligence algorithms in industry and art alike, it is more appropriate to approach many works through their multiple versions. Increasingly, artists are literally collaborating with programmes capable of generating their works in endless variations. It is up to them to interrupt the autonomous processes they have initiated when the results are striking. But what has been new in recent years is that we can all use such interfaces to, for example, refine our multiple identity profiles online. In this way, we have a certain closeness to the creations that come out of iterative or generative processes. “Endless Variations” should be seen as a workshop where the works are in the process of being created.

Curators: Dominique Moulon et Alain Thibault
Associate curator: Catherine Bédard

With Nicolas Baier, Salomé Chatriot, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, George Legrady, Caroline Monnet, Oli Sorenson, Nicolas Sassoon, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Timothy Thomasson.

As part of Némo – Biennale internationale des arts numériques de la Région Île-de-France, produced by CENTQUATRE-PARIS from September 30, 2023 to January 7, 2024, and in partnership with Elektra (Montreal).


Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

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