MIAN 2018 – JUNE 28 TO 29

12th edition International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN) at Cinémathèque québécoise.

The International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN) is the professional stream of ELEKTRA. Since 2007, this activity has been attracting important representatives of the world of digital arts from every continent. By bringing together key people in the field, the MIAN encourages collaborative and presentation projects and paves the way for local artists to present abroad. Every year, producers, curators, agents, journalists and other international players meet the creators and organizations that contribute to our cultural dynamism.


The MIAN takes the form of short presentations: international guests describe their activities and local artists and organizations share the works and projects they want to promote beyond our borders. In addition to attending Elektra’s artistic activities, MIAN guests also participate in a series of visits to research and creation laboratories, presentation venues and artists’ studios and meet Montreal’s main players in the digital arts.

The 12th edition of the International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN) will also take place as part of the ELEKTRA festival on June 28-29 at Centre Phi. This year, the MIAN will propose an innovative format with a series of round tables dealing with current themes of contemporary digital arts.



As every year, Quebec artists will be invited to present their recent artistic creations: Adam Basanta (QC-CA) / Bay Dam (SE) / Alexis Langevin-Tétrault and Dave Gagnon (QC-CA) / Émilie Payeur (QC-CA) / Projet EVA (QC-CA)

> 11:30AM - 1:00PM

- Panel #1: Digital Creation and Contemporary Art: “L’art numérique n’existe pas”?

What is the meaning of “digital art” in 2018? What is its position vis-à-vis contemporary art? Is digital art –whether evolutive, generative, or virtual – a true interrogation of the status of the artwork? What issues are raised by works with digital components when we choose to place these works in museums or collections?

Guests: Gilles Alvarez (Biennale NEMO - FR) / Irini Papadimitriou (V&A Digital Design Weekend - UK)  / Margit Rosen (ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien - DE) / Kate Mondloch (University of Oregon - US)
Moderator: Dominique Moulon – Critic and independent curator (FR)

> 2:15PM - 3:45PM

- Panel #2: Producing Contemporary Digital Arts 

In the past ten years, exhibitors and other cultural organizations have played a crucial role in sup- porting artistic creation by aiding artists in new productions. How can this support for creation be not only continued but improved?

Guests: David Dronet (Festival ]interstice[ - FR) / Doo Eun Choi (curator for Mediacity Seoul and ZERO1 Biennial - KR/US) / Bernard Gilbert (Le Diamant - QC-CA) / Yvan Le Bras (Electroni[k] - FR)
Moderator: Annie Quenneville – VICE magazine (QC-CA)

> 4:00PM - 5:30PM

- Panel #3: Contemporary art and economic strategies

Contemporary art poses new questions while continuing to subvert the codes and values of the art world. Much like other genres of artwork, such as conceptual art and land art, digital works have caused the art market to rethink its strategies.

Guests: Sylvia Andriantsimahavandy (HIVE: thecamp - FR) / Anne-Cécile Worms (Art Jaws - FR) / Valentina Peri (Galerie Charlot - FR) / Shauna Jean Doherty (InterAccess - ON-CA) / Alex Czetwertynski (Festival Day for Nigth - US)
Moderator: Greg J. Smith – Editeur, HOLO / CreativeApplications.Net (CA)


> 9:30AM - 11:15AM

- Panel #4: Exhibiting Contemporary Digital Arts

As part of the BIAN, participants of the round-table will be invited to give an overview of their cultural environment and of their respective organizations and networks; at the same time evaluating the networks’ concrete impacts at the present time.


Guests: José-Manuel Gonçalvès (Centquatre Paris - FR) / Maria Luisa Angulo (Trias Culture - SE) / Mathieu Vabre (Seconde Nature - FR) / Jean-Emmanuel Rosnet (Mirage Festival - FR) / Franck Testaert (Papa’s Production - FR)
Moderator: Dominique Moulon – Critic and independent curator (FR)

> 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Presentation of Quebec artists & structures: Alexis Bellavance (QC-CA) / Cinzia Campolese (QC-CA) / Rosalie Dumont-Gagné (QC-CA) / Navid Navab (QC-CA) / Katherine Melançon (QC-CA) / Jean-Ambroise Vesac (QC-CA)

> 2:00PM - 3:45PM

- Panel #5 : Art and Science

In the Anthropocene era, where the impact of human activity on nature is no longer in doubt, more and more artists are using technology as a medium to question the impacts of human activity on the planet.

Guests: Luc Brou ( Festival ]interstice[ - FR) / Samuel Bianchini (EnsadLab - FR) / Christophe De Jaeger (Gluon et BOZAR - BE) / Cédric Huchet (Scopitone - FR)
Moderator: Maxence Grugier – Journalist, critic and independent curator (FR)





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