Opening of l'Atelier des Lumières, the first Digital Art Centre in Paris
Bruno Monnier, the President of Culturespaces, is announcing the opening of the first Digital Art Centre in Paris in spring 2018: the ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES. As the leading private operator in the management and promotion of monuments, museums, and art centres, Culturespaces is continuing to develop its pioneering work in the field of digital exhibitions.
Located between Bastille and Nation, in a former foundry in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris, the ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES will hold monumental immersive exhibitions. Using 120 video projectors and a spatialised sound system, the highly unique multimedia equipment will cover a total surface area of 3,300 m2, extending from the floors to the ceilings and over walls up to tenmetres high.
As Bruno Monnier explains: ‘The role of an art centre is to decompartmentalize, and that is why digital technology is so important in twenty-first-century exhibitions. Used for creative purposes, it has become a formidable vector for dissemination, and is capable of creating links between eras, add dynamism to artistic practices, amplify emotions, and reach the largest possible audience’.
The establishment of the ATELIER DES LUMIÈRES complements the success of the Carrières de Lumières, which have been run by Culturespaces since 2012 at Les Baux-de-Provence, where as many as 600,000 people visit the digital exhibitions each year.