Nancy's Paris Blog

 

Hi, I'm Nancy Burke and welcome to my blog. I've lived in France on the outskirts of Paris for over 20 years with my husband, Rob, and a little more recently, our black cat Cassie. My friends tell me that I know more about Paris than most Parisians. I don't know about that but I do try to make the most of living in one of the world's greatest centers of culture, art and architecture. Most weekdays I'm out and about visiting museums, taking tours, or just experiencing French life. I was a long time director of the Friday Tour Group and I'm still an active member.

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09 May 2018

 

 

 

 “Artistes and Robots”

 

This exhibition at Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais presents the advent and progress of artificial intelligence. All ages from young to older adults will find it fascinating. If you are  “tech savvy” this is a must see exhibition and, if not, you will still enjoy it as much as I did! It is arranged chronologically, from mid to late 20th century until the present day, and thematically: creating machines, programmed work and emancipation of the robot. The artistic installations are all generated by computer software and the result of collaborations between artists and robotic programs that they invented. They offer a glimpse into the immersive and interactive virtual/digital world through paintings, sculptures, mobiles, installations, architecture, design and music. Enjoy experimenting with the interactive displays. Blow into a device and watch colorful dandelions spread their seeds. Walk in front of a frame that looks like it is filled with flies and you will see your “reflection.” It is a very sensory experience! This technical revolution raises major issues about art that is created by artists using machines. Can a machine robot replace an artist? Can there be artificial imagination? The works by artists using robots are quite amazing. It makes me wonder what really constitutes art and how what is considered art has changed over the centuries.

 

Hints:

1. This exhibition runs through 9 July 2018. It is open daily except Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 10:00 PM on Wednesday.

2.Descriptions throughout the exhibition and in a brochure are in French and English. Audio guides are also available in both languages.

 

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