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Endless variations

Centre culturel canadien
December 07th, 2023 - April 19th, 2024

Skin Deep 8, Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Skin Deep, 2014-2020, photographie avec composante de réalité augmentée / photography with an augmented reality component
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Nicolas Sassoon, The Prophets (Tanaga 1), 2019, 100x70x70 cm
Photo : Rectangle.be
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Nicolas Baier, Vases communicants, 2022, capture vidéo
George Legrady, Anamorph Lattice 1, 2020-2022
George Legrady, Anamorph Lattice 1, 2020-2022

From December 7, 2023 to April 19, 2024 the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris presents “Endless Variations” 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).

The world accelerated as one industrial revolution after another produced 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 them. 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 programs capable of generating their works in infinite variations. When the results are striking, it is up to them to interrupt the autonomous processes they had initiated. But what has been new in recent years is that we can all use such interfaces to, for example, refine our multiple online profiles. In this way, we have a certain closeness to the creations that come out of iterative or generative processes. This exhibition should be seen as a studio where the works are in the process of being made.

Curators: Dominique Moulon and 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).


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