Deep Space 8K

The Mona Lisa

Vincent Delieuvin (FR), Christelle Terrier (FR), Roei Amit (FR)

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Freitag, 9. September 2022, 11:00 - 12:00
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Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
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An immersive exhibition

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? The answers to this apparently simple question are varied, complex and surprising, giving visitors an insight into part of the myth and above all into the work itself, beyond any false mysteries and clichés. 

The exhibition is an invitation to rediscover Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece through stories and sensory experiences that take place on different levels.

The circuit is punctuated with encounters with the “landscape-skin” that envelops the entire exhibition space. It immerses visitors in a place inspired by the works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), such as the *Mona Lisa, Virgin of the Rocks* and *Saint Anne* and offers interactive experiences for the public. The landscapes from these works come together and interact to create a panoramic world that brings the space to life. Here digital media, often thought of as a “cold” format, takes on an appealing, sensitive and emotive dimension, with unusual graphic textures. 

Different visual tales recount the stories, anecdotes, modern context and process behind this painting that has become an icon. Visitors meander through visual narratives that are simultaneously instructive, sensory and contemplative. Six very large-format digital projections convey the polysemy of Leonardo da Vinci’s work: 

The Origin of the Myth, A Living Portrait, Under Observation, Mona Lisa Obsession, The Mona Lisa has been Stolen!, Mona Lisa Mania

Visitors can expand and share their knowledge of the topics covered in the exhibition through the experiences and interaction offered by the fun, appealing and intuitive modules. Here, technological innovation is deployed for purposes of education and exploration. 

The project will be presented at Deep Space by Vincent Delieuvin, curator for Italian Sixteenth Century Paintings at the Louvre, Christelle Terrier, Exhibitions Project Manager, Production Direction, Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais and Roei Amit, Roei Amit, General Manager, Grand Palais Immersif.

Biographies

Vincent Delieuvin is curator for Italian Sixteenth Century Paintings at the Louvre. He organized several exhibitions on Italian Renaissance: « Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese… Rivals in Venice » in 2009 or « late Raphael » in 2012-13. In recent years he focused his study on Leonardo da Vinci with two exhibitions: « The Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece » in 2012, and in 2019-2020 the great exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death in France.

Roei Amit, General Manager, Grand Palais Immersif (Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais group), production and distribution of digital exhibitions ; Expert in digital innovation ; Ph.D in Social Sciences.

Christelle Terrier, Exhibitions Project Manager, Production Direction, Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais; Referent in eco-conception; Master in Art History.

Credits

Co-production by the Grand Palais Immersif (a subsidiary of the Rmn – Grand Palais) and the Musée du Louvre 
 
Scientific advisor: Vincent Delieuvin, Chief Curator of 16th century Italian painting at the Musée du Louvre 
 
Digital and narrative coordination of the project within the Louvre: Dominique de Font-Réaulx, general curator, director of Mediation and Cultural Programming 
Exhibition design: Sylvain Roca 
Digital production: Artisans d’idées 
Director : Nicolas Autheman 
Graphic design: Sabir Studio 
Lighting design: Aura 
 
With the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée 
With the support of TikTok

This presentation at Deep Space 8K will be kindly supported by the Institut français d’Autriche and our media partner Wiener Zeitung.

This year’s Festival programme in Deep Space 8K is kindly supported by Dorotheum and Linz AG
DorotheumLinz AG