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Digital art, at last an art?

The July-August issue of Art Absolument gives its front page du Miguel Chevalier, along with a 8 pages interview by Philippe Piguet, with good quality images or recent works. The same issue gives news about the exposition Mouvent et Lumière (L'Isle sur la Sorgue), a retrospective expo of Vera Molnar (Rouen). And ArtPress 2 (a bilingual French magazine) dedicated its may-june 2012 issue to the Cyborgs. Hence can we get some hope that digital arts are on the way to take a place in the "World of Art" ? Chevalier is interviewed à propos of his exposition in Galerie Barnoud (Quettigny, in Burgundy).

As always, the questions aim more at trends and general orientation than at analysis of techniques and contents. But some of his answers give to think. For instance, he is not happy with the Gaité Lyrique, a Parisian institution dedicated to digital art. He fears a reinforcement of digital ghettoization. On the contrary, he is rather hopeful with the new orientations of the Palais de Tokyo (also in Paris), resolutely contemporary and wih some room for digital.






Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.




Les Algoristes, an association of artists using their own algorithms in their work.





Galerie Charlot An important supporter of digital art.