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Breaking Patterns

Breaking Patterns demonstrates that the mediation of visual art can benefit from digital technology to break down geographical boundaries, integrate individuals who cannot physically visit an exhibition space, offer a participatory format and even propose a new medium for artistic creation. Besides providing an escape from one’s daily reality, these Zoom free workshops are an opportunity to address significant political issues, to create, to reflect together on future perspectives but also to offer a more personal and intimate approach to artistic practices and actors of contemporary art.

For the first series of five sessions, more than 250 participants residing in nearly 20 different countries were able to communicate and co-create with renowned artists, curators and musicians via Zoom. In addition, spectators followed the first part of each session, usually discussions between artist and curator, that were broadcast live on the art-werk website, Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Report of the first season of Breaking Patterns (PDF)

Artistic Thinking

The workshops of artistic thinking considers intuition and emotion as productive and an essential accompaniment to a rational approach to contemporary issues. Whether they are internal questions relating to group dynamics or more global questions relating to sustainability, digitization or identity, the method is based on the application of artistic strategies and practices. The decoding of historical and contemporary works of art selected for each workshop leads participants to a process of observation, connection and creation.