Until December 19, 2021, the exhibition ” Light Space-time” presents 14 contemporary artists, for a tribute to Nicolas schöffer. Admission is free, unless you want to learn about art and innovation, during guided tours (duration 1 hour), Wednesday and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at 2 rue du rempart Saint-Lazare in Avignon, it will be 3 € per person… Le Grenier à Sel rehabilitated by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, a stone’s throw from the Palais des Papes, continues its exploration into the world of science, art and technology. It is Regis Rocket philanthropic patron with the EDIS endowment, which opens the doors to this place, which has become essential in Avignon http://www.legrenierasel-avignon.fr
Nicolas Schöffer, pioneer and pioneer of interactive art …
An Artist-Engineer, out of the ordinary who has made his life a permanent exploration!
If he started his artistic career as a painter, Nicolas Schöffer quickly became interested in technology. First as tools, especially machines helping him to paint, then as full-fledged works of art. By seeking to make a link between art on one side, and the life and space that surrounds it on the other, he begins to imagine his works of art as “shows”.
Little by little, he becomes as much a researcher as an artist, seeking to integrate space, movement, and light into his works, all united under the term of “luminodynamics”, then the “chronodynamics” which also includes the passage of time. His works are themselves producers of more or less random and unlimited visual elements. The latter marked his time until his death in 1992 at the age of 79.
Light, Space, Time: A symbolic exhibition that brings kinetic art up to date!
A major artist of the second half of the 20th century, Grand Prize at the 34th Venice Biennale in 1968, Nicolas Schöffer was one of the forerunners of cybernetic art, electronic arts and above all encounters between artistic disciplines.
While paying homage to this visionary genius through the presentation of a set of films and visual experiments, the exhibition brings together 14 artists who draw their inspiration from his heritage, taking into account new technologies and sciences.
Everyone has a fascination with this late artist who worked to develop another artistic dimension through the movements of light. (Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Etienne Rey, Anne-Sarah Le Meur, Adrien Lucca, Olivier Ratsi, Pe Lang, LAb (au), Elias Crespin), (Antoine Schmitt, Maurice Benayoun, Barrat-Barrot, Santiago Torres) to the interaction between man and machine so to speak (Justine Émard, Niko de la Faye).
Eric Fontaine in Avignon