2020 Paris Programme
28 fév. 29 fév. 29 fév. 1 mars
Friday

Feb. 28
4.15pm

Screening
Louvre auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry within the limit of available seats, reservation recommended
Pass and accreditation: priority access without reservation



Panel discussion 1/3

The Rencontres Internationales invites artists, researchers, directors of art centres and museums to share their experience and their thoughts on the changes underway and to come in their fields, and on the issues at stake.
Each panel discussion will be an opportunity to consider the experiences and reflections related to each participant's professional practices from a critical perspective. It will be a question of comings and goings between recent or ongoing projects, and of prospective views related to production, artist accompaniment, presentation of works and exhibitions.
By 2050, we should be out of the present era and, perhaps, out of its foretold perils. What changes and consequences should this mean in the field of activity of each participant?
Discussions will be based on the experience and point of view of each speaker, with concrete examples, leaving an important place for interaction and exchange with the public.

Intervenants :

Călin Dan - Director, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania
Vincent Gonzalvez (to be confirmed) - Head of Residencies, Cité internationale des arts, France
Emília Tavares - Curator, Museu Do Chiado Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea, Portugal
Vesa Vehviläinen - President, AV-arkki, Finland

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Saturday

Feb. 29
2.15pm

Screening
Louvre auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry within the limit of available seats, reservation recommended
Pass and accreditation: priority access without reservation



Focus on Driessens & Verstappen

Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen present their work, a state of their research and questioning on autonomous and self-organized digital processes.

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At the beginning of their collaboration, Driessens & Verstappen were wondering if it possible to automate the production of art? This seemingly simple question became an adventure, when they realised how challenging it is to strive for an art in which spontaneous phenomena are generated systematically. Art that is not entirely determined by the subjective choices of a human being, but instead, is created by autonomously operating processes. A major source of inspiration are the selforganising processes in nature: the complex dynamics of physical and chemical processes and organic life that continuously produces new forms. It is mainly the decentralised processes, the so-called bottom-up processes, that have their attention. The forms and patterns are not organised by a central authority but by local interactions between many decentralised components. The artists observe these current processes and record them. In other works the form transitions are creaated in real time by means of a machine. In addition to working with natural processes, they use the computer to program digital processes that generate fictional worlds. These programs express the internal structures of an artificial nature in all its variation, with a high degree of detail and often of great beauty.

The Amsterdam based artist couple Erwin Driessens (1963 Wessem) and Maria Verstappen (1964 Someren) have worked together since 1990. After their study at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam, they jointly developed a multifaceted oeuvre of software, machines and objects. Their research focuses on the possibilities that physical, chemical and computer algorithms can offer for the development of image generating processes. Driessens & Verstappen participated in numerous exhibitions a.o. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou Paris, Garage Museum Moscow, IVAM Institute Valencia, Museum Kröller-Müller Arnhem, Neue Pinakothek München, Les Abattoirs Toulouse, Eyebeam New York, Science Gallery Dublin. The couple gives lectures and presentations at universities, art academies, festivals and conferences, a.o. Siggraph Los Angeles, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Second Iteration Melbourne. In 1999 and 2001 their Tickle robot projects have been awarded first prize at VIDA, an international competition for Art & Artificial Life. In 2013 the couple received the Witteveen+Bos Art+technology Award for their entire oeuvre. The artists are represented by gallery DAM in Berlin. Information about their work can be found at: www.driessensverstappen.nl

Saturday

Feb. 29
4.15pm

Screening
Louvre auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry within the limit of available seats, reservation recommended
Pass and accreditation: priority access without reservation



Panel discussion 2/3

The Rencontres Internationales invites artists, researchers, directors of art centres and museums to share their experience and their thoughts on the changes underway and to come in their fields, and on the issues at stake.
Each panel discussion will be an opportunity to consider the experiences and reflections related to each participant's professional practices from a critical perspective. It will be a question of comings and goings between recent or ongoing projects, and of prospective views related to production, artist accompaniment, presentation of works and exhibitions.
By 2050, we should be out of the present era and, perhaps, out of its foretold perils. What changes and consequences should this mean in the field of activity of each participant?
Discussions will be based on the experience and point of view of each speaker, with concrete examples, leaving an important place for interaction and exchange with the public.

Intervenants :

Nuno Rodrigues - Director, Curtas Vila Do Conde Short FIlm Festival, Portugal
Karen Verschooren - Curator, STUK - House for Dance, Image and Sound, Belgium
Carly Whitefield - Curator, Tate Modern, United Kingdom

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Sunday

March 1
4.15pm

Screening
Louvre auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry within the limit of available seats, reservation recommended
Pass and accreditation: priority access without reservation



Panel discussion 3/3

The Rencontres Internationales invites artists, researchers, directors of art centres and museums to share their experience and their thoughts on the changes underway and to come in their fields, and on the issues at stake.
Each panel discussion will be an opportunity to consider the experiences and reflections related to each participant's professional practices from a critical perspective. It will be a question of comings and goings between recent or ongoing projects, and of prospective views related to production, artist accompaniment, presentation of works and exhibitions.
By 2050, we should be out of the present era and, perhaps, out of its foretold perils. What changes and consequences should this mean in the field of activity of each participant?
Discussions will be based on the experience and point of view of each speaker, with concrete examples, leaving an important place for interaction and exchange with the public.

Intervenants :

Neringa Bumbliene - Curator, Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania
Dario Oliveira - Director, Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal
Leila Topic - Curator, MSU MDC Museum of contemporary art, Croatia

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