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  • Visual Arts

Beyond reality?

The exhibition

  • Exhibition

From Sunday 10 October 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022

  • CENTQUATRE-PARIS
    5 rue Curial
    75019 Paris
Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm
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Opening of the exhibition with free ticket Saturday 9 October from 2pm to 8 pm

The main exhibition of Biennale Némo is a distillation of its central focus: revealing the invisible through digital art, science and technology.

Many contemporary artists engage with astrophysical, magnetic, chemical and nuclear phenomena, as well as the societal, economic and sociological. They map out ‘reality’ in new ways by materialising the imperceptible … Astounding new aesthetic forms spring from deep in the invisible, along with a different perception of the world around us.

The rooms are organised into themes such as “The Wrathful Earth”, “You Are Not Invisible”, “Unnatural Natures”, and “The Bureau of Expertise in Invisible Phenomena”. The Halle Aubervilliers space, “How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?”, is free to enter and forms a nexus between all the different areas.

Everything is “real” in this exhibition, and at Biennale Némo as a whole, of course. But as is our custom, we have taken the liberty of introducing a few variants into reality and our universe—or realities and universes.reality and its universe—or realities and universes.

As visitors walk through the many rooms at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, they will find that which lies between:
The scientifically proven and The X-Files, Maurice Maeterlinck and quantum physics, Luigi Pirandello and Philip K. Dick, Stephen Hawking and H.P. Lovecraft, Albert Einstein and Edgar Allen Poe.


Artistic direction: Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès

With: David Munoz, Dries Depoorter, Geoffroy de Crécy, Guillaume Marmin, Jeroen Van Loon, Justine Emard, Luke Jerram, Richard Vijgen, Alan Warburton, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Benjamin Vedrenne, COMMA (Clémence Choquet and Mickaël Gamio), Davide Quayola, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Fabien Léaustic, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi, Stéphane Bissières, Camille Sauer, Léa Barbazanges, Semiconductor, Donatien Aubert, Paul Duncombe, Stéfane Perraud et Aram Kebabdjian, Tega Brain (Julian Oliver and Bengt Sjölén), Le NeoConsortium, Stanza, Daily tous les jours (Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat), Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Victoire Thierrée, Forensic Architecture


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