The Region of Île-de-France, a resolutely digital territory, proposes six months of creative abundance with the second edition of the Nemo Biennial. As its theme indicates, there is no doubt that it will be made up of happy chance, creative accidents and serendipity everywhere! This mysterious word that means that when looking for something, one sometimes finds something far more interesting, is indeed the symbol of a real regional dynamic for artistic creation in the digital age. We wanted this event to be denser, more in a spirit of partnership and better spread out across the territory of Île-de-France: with more than 130 events (exhibitions, shows/performances, concerts, talks and conferences, etc.), Nemo brings together over sixty different and complimentary spaces in Île-de-France, akin to the territories in which they are in, from Paris to the inner suburbs and the Greater Paris, with a complicity that makes this major event of Île-de-France one of the most important French events devoted to digital creation and whose influence goes far beyond our borders.
The Némo Biennial is an event dedicated to art and creation. It is the space for artistic permeability, hybridization of disciplines, support of emerging aesthetics and developments, valorisation of the relationship between art and science, permanent attention to societal questions that are at the heart of our time, those of data and ultra-connexion. Thanks to the artistic and logistical coordination of Arcadi Île-de-France and the professionalism of its team, theatres, venues for digital culture, current music spaces, private or public art galleries, research spaces and many atypical and multidisciplinary structures have joined forces. Némo’s strength is also its international dimension, and the partnerships it has developed with Europe and the rest of the world, for example with the platform SHAPE for the promotion of digital arts supported by Creative Europe, or then again, the Cross-years of the Institut Français. We therefore invite you to participate in this immersion in artistic creation in the digital age, immersion open to all the inhabitants of Île-de-France, and to make a date of the 4th of October for its big inaugural evening.
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