Is there a best way to start a new year than an inspiring exhibition?  CreativeTech team has designed a specific exhibition list that embeds art and . . . technology, of course! Through these exhibitions and performances around Europe, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, you will find out some cherished subjects of CreativeTech: the role of time, identity, emotions, and manufacturing.

In 2020, we sincerely wish you to be inspired and to innovate thanks to the fruitful crossroads between arts, sciences, research, and the business world.

About time…

Une exposition où quelques 182 œuvres représentent une partie des collections des 77 collectionneurs membres de l’ADIAF, au total 142 artistes français exposés dans un même lieu © Collection Lambert

An excerpt taken from Lawrence Wiener, an American conceptual artist, introduces this exhibition: If an accumulation is the reflection of a life, the quality of that accumulation reflects the quality of that life.

“De leur temps/From their time” is a trienal exhibition set up by the Association pour la diffusion de l’art français (ADIAF) or Association for the French Art Diffusion, presenting the most important piece of art bought from the association’s collectors. For this sixth edition, the ADIAF, with the Lambert collection, showcases the works of living artists acquired by collectors since the beginning of the 21st century. Witnesses of this new century, these “accumulations” of works, look back over the last twenty years and question what it means to collect contemporary art. If contemporary art is part of its time, then what is contemporary art when it is already a reflection of past time?

De leur temps, Collectionner au XXIè siècle, Si une accumulation reflète une vie… from December 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. Collection Lambert, Musée d’art Contemporain, 5 rue Violette, 84000 Avignon.

About identity…

Une installation in situ plurimédia de l’artiste britannique Patrick Staff. © 2019 : Hugo Glenndinning / Serpentine Gallery

On Venus, an art trail set up by artist Patrick Staff for the Serpentine Gallery communicates the exchanges between bodies, ecosystems and institutions on our behaviours and their impact on trans, queer, or non-binary people.

In the first part, the visitor discovers works relating a fictitious story published by English tabloids about Ian Huntley, a trans prisoner. The second part stages through videos and photos about the meat, fur and hormone industry, ending with a poem On Venus.

On Venus describes life, or rather survival on the uninhabitable planet Venus. This is a conceptual exhibition that questions our perception of others and norms.

On Venus, November 8, 2019 to February 9, 2020, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, W2 2AR London.

Some works may offend the sensibility.

On Venus, November 8, 2019 to February 9, 2020, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, W2 2AR London.

Some works may offend the sensibility.

About contemplation…

Part of the contemporary art and heritage trail in the Loire Valley “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Claude Lévêque’s “Mort en été” appeals to each visitor’s imagination.

In this installation imagined for the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud (Pays de la Loire region), visitors lie on boats under a red light evoking the aurora borealis on the Loire. More than a river, the Loire becomes the cradle of poetry, travel and discovery.

You might hear the lapping of the river, or the dispute between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies. And who knows? You might even catch the sight of amateur actors.  In “Mort en été,” specific lights are mixed with reverie for the audience to dream and to feel emotions!

Mort en été, Claude Lévêque, Collection Pérenne, Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 49590 Fontevraud.

About digital archeology…

Jusqu’ici tout va bien? Une exposition qui se déroule dans le futur dans un musée abandonné par les hommes depuis 2019.

What if digital art works were our only legacy witnessing human lives?  That’s the starting point for the exhibition settled in the 104 exhibitiion as part of the Digital Arts Bienneal. “Jusqu’ici tout va bien?” is an exhibition to wonder about how our future would be, to question ourselves about our present and our interaction with digital tools (true CreativeTech-ian credo!).

This exhibitiion has been made in two parts. Since December 14, new piece of arts related to short length or VR have complemented those already present. An exhibition that has to be seen again!

About life experience…

Faire son temps, une exposition qui revient sur les plus grandes œuvres de l’artiste Christian Boltanski

Faire son temps is an invitation for people to get immersed into Christian Bolstanki’s works.


During this exhibition, visitors walk at the rhythm of the evolution of the artist’s work.

In this immersive exhibition—in the sense of being immersed in a life’s journey(s)—it is difficult to not be seized by the powerful gaze and striking works of Christian Boltanski. A staged and abyssal setting to apprehend the short life of humanity. An advice: do read the dialogue between Christian Boltanski and Bernard Blistène in the exhibition catalogue. You won’t regret it.

Faire son temps, Christian Boltanski, from November 12, 2019 to March 16, 2020, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

About game …

Play, un ballet contemporain qui fait appel à l’imaginaire des spectateurs et qui véhicule de la bonne humeur. © Opéra de Paris

Directed by choreographer Alexander Ekman for the Opéra Garnier in Paris, Play offers a vibrant, lively and hilarious ballet. How to resist and not be amazed in front of these dancers who play with the decors and with a dynamic music composed by Mikael Karlson. One by one, the dancers of the Opera transform themselves into characters of the city, into deer-men against a background of bright colors symbolizing life. The audience has only one desire left: to join this troupe, get on stage, and play!

“If you start the game, you have to play it to the end.” Anne Bernard, Quebec novelist (1922-2014). Echoing Anne Bernard, we wish you all the best. May you play, dream and innovate in 2020.

Play, Alexander Ekman, From June 24, 2020 to July 12, 2020, Opéra de Paris, Palais Garnier, Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris

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