digital art

Autonomie Zéro

NEMO Biennale

from 22 November to 01 December 2019

Galerie - Cité internationale des arts
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The NEMO Biennale runs from October 2019 to February 2020 with 85 events, concerts, exhibitions, performances, meetings, shows, etc. in nearly 40 partner venues in Paris and Ile-de-France, including the Cité internationale des arts.


There are many ways to consider the absence or loss of autonomy, both in humans and machines, but it is an essential societal issue. Over time, we have delegated our knowledge and intelligence to data centers and applications. Even our most intimate memories, which cannot be precisely identified where they are located. We lose all our means at the very thought that a battery is weak or that a service, even if only temporarily, is inaccessible...  


The Autonomie Zéro exhibition aims to put the human back into the machine as well as to reveal the importance of the decisions or intuitions that are ours and will probably remain ours for a long time to come. Algorithms, we are told, are likely to learn by themselves if they are stimulated. It is this essential stimulation that we want to examine here, through the works of artists as closely as possible to the technical devices they use to create together. The de-dramatization of the absence or loss of autonomy allows us to consider interdependence as the primary value of today's art in this all-digital era.  



Artistic co-director: Gilles Alvarez (Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS / NEMO Biennale) and Dominique Moulon (curator associated with the NEMO Biennale)

With the participation of : Donatien Aubert, Marion Balac and Carlos Carbonell, Adam Basanta, Rocio Berenguer, Emilie Brout and Maxime Marion, Christophe Bruno, Quentin Destieu, Benjamin Gaulon and Jérôme Saint-Clair, Elisa Giardina Papa, Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet, So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Fabian Kühfuß, Pe Lang, Claire Malrieux, Egor Kraft, Julien Prévieux, Bérénice Serra with Marion Balac, Raphaël Fabre, Mathieu Tremplin, Arzhel Prioul and Julien Toulze.

Practical Information

Opening — Thursday, November 21st, at 6 pm (invitation only)

Free admission, mon-fri (2-7 pm) + sat-sun (12-7 pm)

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