Agoria teams up with Musée d’Orsay for first NFT and live performance

Agoria at Musée d’Orsay for NFT and live performance for code d'Orsay - poster
Agoria at Musée d’Orsay for NFT and live performance for code d'Orsay - poster

Agoria, a leader in digital art, brings Biological Generative Art to the Musée d’Orsay through works like “¿ Lumina” and “Interpretation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” These Tezos blockchain-based creations bridge the gap between 19th-century treasures and modern innovation, fostering a unique connection between the physical and digital realms.

The Musée d’Orsay wants to bring in new visitors and try out new ways of making art. They’ve invited the artist Agoria to the museum. Agoria is a leader in digital art and a well-known figure in both the French and international electronic music scenes. He has been asked to share his unique thoughts on the Musée d’Orsay, its buildings, and the works of art that are housed there.

Three major events will happen over the course of a month in Le code d’Orsay, from February 13 to March 10, 2024.

Who’s Agoria? The Biological Generative Artist and Visionary

Agoria is the name of Sébastien Devaud’s work as a digital artist. His pieces mix the real and the virtual, the mysterious and the everyday. He is one of the busiest acts in the new Web3 world right now.

The only thing that he does for a living is biological generative art. But what does it mean? He basically makes art using algorithms, AI, and data from live things.

The goal of his work with scientists is to bring the real world into the “blockchain” through works that mix art, music, the Metaverse, and science.

I try to connect the physical with the digital, the living with the cryptic.Although digital and physical are often in opposition, I try to reverse this relationship and reconcile them.With Sigma Lumina and with the biological reading of Courbet, my aim is to make the digital more sensitive and create a link between tangible and intangible, to mirror the invisible.I call this practice Biological Generative Art.I am both delighted and honored that my work resonates in a venue as iconic as the Musée d’Orsay. – Agoria

For several years, Web3, a new online ecosystem built on the blockchain, has provided a one-of-a-kind space for artists to work. There is a real community in this creative place that feels like a museum, like the Musée d’Orsay. The 1800s were the start of modernity and audacity. They were also the years of critical battles, and impressionism was one of them. This is why the Musée d’Orsay wants to look into how its collections are related to the rise of this kind of experimental work.

Le code d’Orsay Initiative at the Musée d’Orsay

As part of this offer called Le code d’Orsay, Agoria shows two works at the museum from February 13th to March 10th.

These works are related to the collections and were built on the Tezos blockchain ad available as NFT.

The first is called “¿ Lumina” and is very artistic, interactive, and experimental.

The second is called “Interpretation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae of The Painter’s Studio by Gustave Courbet” and is a very close connection between the art and science worlds.

This link is at the heart of the artist’s work; they want to show that the digital and mysterious worlds are connected to the real and live ones. This link between digital art and science will be talked about at a meeting on February 22 put on by people who are part of the project.

The Musée d’Orsay loves to set its treasures from the age of modernity from the second half of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century in communication with modern-day innovations. By re-imagining our collections through contemporary knowledge and tools, Agoria’s creations breathe new life into our works and open our eyes to new possibilities, and will I hope lead new audiences to visit us and our most loyal visitors to rediscover our museum. – Christophe Leribault, President of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie

Lastly, Agoria made an audio tribute to the Musée d’Orsay. It will be played at the museum as a sneak peek starting February 13. It will be officially unveiled on February 23 at the artist’s DJ set in the museum’s nave.

AGORIA {Le Code d'Orsay} - Art digital - Conférence - DJ set - FR/EN | Musée d'Orsay