“Every work of art is the child of its time (...)”, Vassily Kandinsky.
What a joy it is to celebrate the 120th edition of the Salon d’Automne, 120 years in which all artistic techniques will have been honored, including, already, a fifteenth of digital art! More than a century of art history, including some of the world’s most famous creations in all media, including a short decade of interactive performances, digital pictorial compositions, artificial intelligence, mappings and even holograms!
With the exception of a few stars such as Jason Seiler, the guest artist at the launch of this section, and although some thirty digital artists have received high distinctions, it’s certainly too early to say who will become the «digital Van Dongens» of tomorrow. On the other hand, like Cartier-Bresson, David Hamilton, Dior, Cézanne, Picasso, Debré, Roussel or Vasarely, their reputation, like that of this historic salon, will undoubtedly claim to have been avant-garde 50 years from now!
So let’s give a big thank-you to Sylvie Koechlin and her entire board of directors for daring to shine the spotlight on an art form so little understood in 2015! Let’s also thank all the multi-disciplinary artists for their investment and conviction in digital art: choosing to create with digital tools is a real spirit and commitment!
Many thanks also to all those who have supported me in the creation and development of this fully-fledged section, your trust and respect over 8 years... Together, we have written a wonderful chapter in the history of this institution! May this event brighten the hearts of all our artists and audiences, as it has for the past 120 years, in good times and bad...
Head of the « Digital Art » section
To discover the artists in this section, visit the virtual exhibition