A multi-sensory tour around the Atelier des Lumières
Published on 15 May 2018, dans Exhibitions and Museums
Open since April 13th, 2018, the Atelier des Lumières in the 11th arrondissement of Paris celebrates the marriage of art and the digital world. This unusual and distinctly fashionable digital art centre plunges you into an incredibly immersive adventure. The first exhibition is dedicated to the work of Gustav Klimt and the other main figures of the Viennese art scene ... It’s all awaiting your discovery during your stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille.
A digital art centre has opened in Paris
Paris can boast of having the most beautiful museums in the world. From the Louvre to Orsay, via the Palais de Tokyo and the Pompidou, the choice is wide and diverse. Now the City of Light’s first digital art centre has opened in a former iron foundry located between Bastille and Nation. Inspired by a similar project in Les Baux-de-Provence, which has attracted more than 600,000 visitors a year since it opened in 2010, this extraordinary new museum gives visitors the opportunity to see great works of art in a new light. Paris invites you to discover its new Atelier des Lumières, a jewel of technology and innovation that offers a multi-sensory experience that’s a thousand miles away from traditional exhibitions!
High tech provides a unique artistic journey
The Atelier des Lumières offers you a complete and incredible immersion in the paintings of the world’s greatest artists. These monumental digital exhibitions are broadcast continuously for 35 minutes at a time via amazing high tech, including 140 video projectors and a unique spatial sound system. The works of art are projected on nearly 3,300 m2 of surfaces, from floor to ceiling, including concrete facades and metal architectures rising to nearly 10 metres high.
Multi-sensory projections allow you to waltz through Viennese paintings
Picture Vienna at the end of the 19th century. The music, the waltzes, the compositions of Wagner, Strauss, Puccini, Beethoven, Chopin, Mahler and, of course, Strauss, resonate. As do the works of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), the famous Austrian symbolist painter and member of the Vienna Secession movement. Now Klimt’s creations come to life on the largest digital installation surface in the world, revealing their brilliance in a swirling exhibition! Here in XXL format are the painter’s greatest masterpieces, including those of his golden period such as The Kiss, Danaë, etc., allowing you to appreciate all their details and finesse. The ground suddenly turns into a carpet of colourful flowers, plunging you into the very heart of the artist's landscape paintings. A century of Viennese painting will bloom before your eyes, as other artists such as the Klimt-influenced Egon Shiele are also honoured. The Atelier des Lumières is also planning a 10-minute film dedicated to the work of the painter and architect Fridensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), heir to the Viennese Secession.
These exhibitions can be seen at the Atelier des Lumières until November 11th, 2018. After this date, they will be replaced by other new immersive experiences.