Galerie Galerie (www.galeriegalerieweb.com) is an online platform for the production and distribution of digital and web art based in Tio’tià:ke/Montreal. Since 2016, Galerie Galerie invests the Internet as a space for research, creation and dissemination, and supports artists whose practice allies itself precisely with technological conjunctures.
Online (URL), Galerie Galerie curates ponctual 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 desire 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 fully digital art sales, which aim to demystify the artistic stakes and value of works rooted in new technologies. Finally, Galerie Galerie also develops creative laboratories for diverse audiences and communities, oriented towards the learning of digital techniques from the Web, such as GIF, meme and HTML installation, with a view to self-definition and self-expression.
Galerie Galerie’s mission is to support artists 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 the artistic and monetary value attributed to them.
Co-direction: Gabrielle Bernatchez (web integration), Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey (development and administration), Sophie Latouche (programming).
Board: Roby Provost-Blanchard, Pascal Desjardins, Maude Lépine, Claire Tousignant, Anne-Marie Trépanier, Laurent Viau-Lapointe, Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey, Sophie Latouche.