[spectre] [CAS] Digital Pioneers @ V&A Museum, London

Paul Brown paul at PAUL-BROWN.COM
Fri Jan 8 05:37:47 CET 2010

This exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum contains many early
works from the BCS Computer Arts Society SG collection:

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London presents a new display of early
computer-generated art and design.

Digital Pioneers
7 December 2009 - 25 April 2010
Julie & Robert Breckman Prints and Drawings Gallery, Room 90 and
Paintings, Room 88a
Free admission

This display provides an overview of the first decades of the
computer's history in art and design. It includes some of the earliest
computer-generated works in the V&A's collections, many of which have
never been exhibited in the UK before.  From the 1960s until the early
1980s, digital pioneers worked directly with computer hardware and
software to produce graphic images unlike anything that had gone before.
Some artists went on to use increasingly sophisticated software
packages, while others continued to work directly with the hardware

The display includes plotter drawings, screenprints, digital inkjet
prints, photographs and animations, as well as important documentary
material from the time.  It features pioneers working in science and
industry during the 1950s and 60s, such as Frieder Nake, Georg Nees and
Herbert W. Franke. Artists who worked with the computer in the 1970s and
80s include Paul Brown, Harold Cohen, Manfred Mohr and Vera Molnar.  The
show also encompasses more recent works by James Faure Walker, Jean
Pierre-Hébert, Roman Verostko and Mark Wilson

Digital Pioneers offers a historical context for contemporary digital
practice, and is scheduled to coincide with the V&A exhibition Decode:
Digital Design Sensations.


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