An edition in the age of
DIGITAL ART
& ELECTRONIC MUSIC

For its 117th edition, the Salon d’Automne, which will take place from October 15th to 18th, 2020, has chosen to honor artists of digital art and electronic music (holographic creations, mapping, electronic music). As a historic and internationally renowned art fair, which has continued to shine since 1903, it has become the unmissable event for today’s artists. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Salon d’Automne has been keen to offer a look into the creation of its time, and due to its strong international dimension, on a worldwide scale. Contemporary digital creation, far from depriving us of beauty and emotions through algorithms, reveals inspired spaces, the artists of this cultural revolution draw us into a fascinating aesthetic universe.

THE SUPERMEN LOVERS, aka Guillaume Atlan
Patron of the 2020 edition

Guillaume Atlan, composer and producer, was born in Paris on February 9, 1975. After ten years at the conservatory, he discovered electronic music in 1994 with artists such as Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, Etienne de Crécy, Basement Jaxx and the whole House scene in Chicago and Detroit (Derrick Carter, Gemini, JT Donaldson). He signed his first electronic music disk with the Cyclo label in England under the nickname “School2”, a duet he created with Stéphane Bejean-Lebenson. The song “Ain’t no Love3” was remixed in 1999 by Larry Heard.

Today, he is one of the best-known musicians in the world of electronic music. He became famous in 2001 for his song “Starlight” which was nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award in 2001 for the category “Best French artist”, then at the Victoires de la Musique in 2002 for the category “Video – clip”. A gold disk in France, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand, “Starlight” propelled The Supermen Lovers on the world stage. In 2019, he signed the soundtrack of the film “The Class Struggle”. On Wednesday, October 14th, The Supermen Lovers will offer a new holographic set, unveiling a new album, while on Saturday October 17, the big names of electro will be there with to meet with and discuss mapping and performances.

2020, an edition in tune with times

Alongside the 1000 works presented each year in various mediums – painting, engraving, sculpture, artist books, architecture, drawing, environmental art, myths and singularities, – for the first time, digital art will be in the spotlight at the Salon d’Automne (the Digital Art section was created in 2016), and more specifically the hologram (3D projections of illusions with strong realistic power), which will offer an immersive experience to the public through DJing and holographic shows.

Indeed, holographic concerts by the greatest electronic music DJs and, more particularly, French and European artists such as Charles Schilling, Dan Ghenacia, Politics of Dancing, Jérôme Pacman, Jeff K., Djebali, as well as Guillaume Atlan of Supermen Lovers, the sponsor of the 117th edition, will be presented to the public.

Mapping (projection of sound and light creations), will also be one of the invited components of the fair through the artist collective Domino Full Action, notably with the initiative of the holographic DJs project. Also projected will be mappings of the signature graffiti from the Kosmopolite Collectiv, Intox and Lord Anthony Cahn, as well as digital and sensory performances by artists like The Shaders will be presented, inviting us to discover all the possibilities of the digital universe.

DOMINO FULL ACTION,
guest collectif

Domino Full Action is a collective founded by Jérôme Dorise–Abdeljalil that offers a platform for artists and technicians collaborate and express themselves through projects using new technologies and interactivity (physical and digital) in the service of music, art and fashion: ranging from visual light design to video.js, from dynamic street art to sound experiences and dance.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Date: from october 15th to 18th, 2020
Opening: Wednesday, october 14th, 2020
Adresse: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau, Paris 8.