[ISEA2023] Invited Presentation: Émilie Perotto, Marion Roche, Grégory Chatonsky & Gaël Charbau (moderator) — MAIF Award for Sculpture: The Digital, Tool or Artistic Revolution?


Focus Programme, Invited Panel

Digital technologies have settled in a great number of artistic practices, from the easel painting from the screen, to the 3D universes only accessible by virtual reality prostheses. Is this a promise of renewal for contemporary creation? The history of art, like that of science, was partly built at the rhythm of technical and technological evolutions. The mastery of firing for ceramics, cast iron, or crystal, of perspective for representation, or of 3D printing has offered artists new ways to fix their imagination in a tangible way. But have these evolutions made art progress, as we could claim so in the fields of health or science?

Three contemporary artists, winners of the MAIF Prize for Sculpture, are invited to discuss the place of these new technologies in their daily practice.https://entreprise.maif.fr/engagements/education-prevention/favoriser-acces-culture/prix-maif-sculpture

  • Gaël Charbau (FR) art critic and independent curator (moderator), member of the MAIF Award for Sculpture jury 2023
  • Émilie Perotto, winner of the MAIF Prize for Sculpture 2022
  • Marion Roche (FR) is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher in philosophy, working and living between Lyon, Berlin and Tuscany https://marionroche.com
  • Grégory Chatonsky (FR/CA) Since the mid-1990s, Grégory Chatonsky has been working on the Web and mainly on affectivity, leading him to question the identity and the new narratives that emerge from the network. https://chatonsky.net