Galerie Galerie (www.galeriegalerieweb.com) is an online platform for the production and distribution of digital and web art based in Tio’tia:ke | Mooniyang | Montreal. Since 2016, Galerie Galerie has been investing the Internet as a space for research, creation and dissemination, and supporting artists whose practice precisely aligns with web conjunctures.
Online (URL), Galerie Galerie curates one-off exhibitions, and hosts in its Webthèque web art works on an ongoing basis. The platform also offers online vernissages, creative residencies and video projections, with the aim to experiment with one’s own environment. Offline (IRL), Galerie Galerie organizes various mediation events in collaboration with multiple partners, such as exhibition launches and all-digital art sales, which aim to demystify the artistic stakes and value of works anchored in new technologies. Lastly, Galerie Galerie also develops creation labs for diverse audiences and communities, oriented towards sharing, learning and appropriating digital techniques from the Web, such as GIFs, memes and HTML installations, with a focus on self-definition and empowerment.
Galerie Galerie’s mission is to support artists working in digital and web art, to foster the production, dissemination and democratization of digital and web art, to promote the Web as a space and a creative tool vector of agentivity, to allow access to online art by offering a mobile, flexible and open platform and to break the stereotypes associated with digital and web art practices by taking a stand on their artistic and monetary value.
General & artistic co-direction: Gabrielle Bernatchez (web integration), Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey (administration and development), Sophie Latouche (programming).
Board: Roby Provost-Blanchard, Claire Tousignant, Laurent Viau-Lapointe, Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey, Sophie Latouche.