A new digital art gallery has opened in Paris — the city’s first centre of digital art. L’Atelier des Lumières (Workshop of Lights) is run by Culturespaces, a leader private operator in the management and development of monuments, museums and art centres.
Specialising in digital immersive exhibitions, the new gallery’s opening exhibition is dedicated to the Viennese art scene, marking 100 years since the passing of key artist Gustav Klimt in 1918. The works of Klimt come alive on the super-sized projections of the gallery.
The gallery features 120 video projectors and a spatial sound system. Multimedia equipment will cover 3,300 square metres of floor-to-ceiling surfaces with walls up to 10 metres high.
In imperial Vienna, Klimt was one of the great decorative painters who paved the way for modern painting. His gold and decorative motifs that were used in his portraits and landscapes feature strongly in the immersive exhibition. Works by other Viennese artists that followed Klimt, Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, are also featured — thereby spanning a 100-year period of Viennese painting.
L’Atelier des Lumières is located between Bastille and Nation, in a former foundry of the 11th district of Paris. The exhibition was unveiled on 13 April and will run until 11 November, 2018.
The exhibition is produced by Culturespaces and directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi.