Why You Should Visit the First Digital Art Centre in Paris

With the re-opening of the L’Atelier des Lumières, Paris will receive the first center for digital art this spring. The private foundation Culturespace revives architectural monuments, museums and art galleries with innovative concepts and is a pioneer of digital exhibition forms.

Beginning on April 13, 2018, visitors will discover a virtual world at L’Atelier des Lumières, where old works are projected onto the Kunsthalle using the latest technology. Modern is not only the new form of expression, but also the choice of the place. The Lumières studio is housed in an old foundry in the 11th arrondissement, between the Bastille and Nation stops.

To offer visitors a unique multimedia experience, the concept developers have spared no effort. 120 video projectors and state-of-the-art technology for a spatial sound experience revive the 10 m high and altogether 3,300 sqm large halls of the old foundry. At the opening, works such as those by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser will be newly staged.

“The task of an art center is to create new bridges to other disciplines. The digital has to take its place in the exhibitions of the 21st century. In creative areas, digital technology is a great multiplier. It can connect different epochs, inspires new artistic expressions, enhances emotions, reaches the widest possible audience, “explains Bruno Monnier, president of Culturespaces.

The inauguration of L’Atelier des Lumières builds on the success of the Carrières de Lumières, a similar concept of Culturespaces, which was installed in 2012 in Baux-de-Provence. The “digital” exhibitions attract over 600,000 visitors each year.

Mo – Th, 10h – 18h
Fr, 10h – 22h
Sa – Su, 10h – 19h

For more info see: L’Atelier des Lumières