“Futurs non conformes”, the new online exhibition of the Jeu de Paume museum

Hybrid chairs or DIY for technological disobedience. © Ernesto Oreza

Nicolas Maigret recently received an award for his work The Pirate Cinema, an artistic installation and a book on pirate digital use. He is today a curator of the exhibition “Futurs non conformes” (non-compliant futures), online since April 12 on the virtual space of the Jeu de Paume museum (Paris). Designed as a research program, the exhibition is deploying the central themes specific to the artist’s work: a criticism of “innovation propaganda”, dysfunction of technical progress and its artistic embezzlements.

The exhibition will be divided into three six month cycles. The first one, #1 Mythologies, will run from April to October and gather the work of artists who criticize the standardization of technological desires. One can find Julien Prévieux’s animated movie on gestures patented What Shall We Do Next?, the webdoc deciphering Stephane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon’s World Brain, or the anticipation data-visualization of The future, as foretold in the past from the Italian designer Giorgia Lupi.

One will notice the blog Technological Disobedience created for the exhibition by the Cuban designer Ernesto Oreza. The project looks back on the history of Cuba and the emergence of a true tinkering and DIY culture following the embargo from the United-States. A Cuban inventiveness that can be linked to the Brazilan’s “Gambiarra” movement (which we told you about) and that Nicolas Maigret gets to communicate with the artefacts of Peter Moosegaard’s inventory blog Supercargo. The “post-internet” artist questions the influence of Western consumer objects and pays tribute to the Cargo cult of the Melanesian islands.

See the exhibition online here

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