[spectre] The Archive of Digital Art (ADA) features media artist George Legrady
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The Archive of Digital Art (ADA) features
From analog to digital
“George Legrady’s work spans almost four decades and incorporates a range from analog photography to digital interactive installations. A pioneer in embracing computers with his artistic work” - IKER GIL
As the second artist feature of the year 2023, the Archive of Digital Art ADA is pleased to introduce George Legrady, a pioneer of digital art.
George Legrady has exhibited internationally and is broadly recognized as one of the early digital artists that researched the semiotic and cultural implications of software produced images. His work encompasses a wide range of digital experiments from digital graphics to databased analysis, not to mention his advanced research on data visualizations and 3D rendering. Works such as “Pockets Full of Memories” (2001) and “Swarm Vision” (2014) have raised new questions in media art and interactive art, establishing new research methods in contemporary arts.
George Legrady was born in 1950 in Budapest, Hungary. At the early age of 6 he and his family immigrated to Canada under political refugee status to Montreal, as a result of the Hungarian Revolution. There he attended French elementary and English high school. He studied for 2 years at Loyola College in Montreal, where he was inspired to start photography. At age 20, he bought a one-way ticket to Paris and travelled in the Middle East for a year and followed with a one semester study at Goddard College in Vermont, known for its alternative, contra-culture ideologies. He was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974 and graduated in 1976. Ever since, his work has been focused on the semantic and technical connotations of photographic media. Legrady started experimenting with computational tools in the early 1980s, when he found out the potential of digital media for investigating photographic images. His artworks are in collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many other renowned institutions all around the globe.
We would like to highlight Legrady’s fully documented artist profile and documentation on ADA, which includes 42 artworks from all time periods of his artistic career. A rich bibliography with many literature entries for every artwork, and an extensive description of the concepts, techniques and keywording implicated on the artistic processes of every project.
Text, Interview & data curation assistance by Alejandro Quiñones Roa (May 2023)
Please follow these links to read the full article and get more information:
George Legrady’s artist feature<https://digitalartarchive.at/features/featured-artists/featured-george-legrady.html>
George Legrady’s profile on ADA<https://digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/legrady.html>
Let’s talk about archiving – Videointerview with George Legrady<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCtcAIyDvHo>
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Together with Art University Linz and Die Angewandte Vienna, our research team at the Center for Image Science, University for Continuing Education Krems, is currently developing the Archive of Digital Art (ADA, digitalartarchive.at) into a comprehensive research and teaching infrastructure, a reliable information resource and networking platform for all interested domains and institutions in the digital arts field.
Since its foundation in 1999, the Archive of Digital Art has grown to be one of the most important online archives for digital art. In cooperation with established media artists, researchers and institutions it has been documenting the rapidly evolving world of digital art and its related fields for more than two decades and hosts today a selection of thousands of artwork & literature records at the intersection of art, science and technology.
One of ADA's main goals is to preserve digital art from loss in the art history by following the method of – we call it - expanded & collaborative documentation. In this way, we also want to act as a catalyst to drive a greater dissemination and collection of this art of our time also in physical spaces such as museums and galleries.
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ARTISTS represented on ADA, among many others:
SOMMERER & MIGNONNEAU, Ruth SCHNELL, Bill SEAMAN, Suzanne ANKER, Claudia ROBLES-ANGEL, Eduardo KAC, Roy ASCOTT, Maurice BENAYOUN, Jeffrey SHAW, Paolo CIRIO, Charlotte DAVIES, FLEISCHMANN & STRAUSS, Agnes HEGEDÜS, Ryoji IKEDA, Ken RINALDO, KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, Lev MANOVICH, George LEGRADY, Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER, David ROKEBY, Julius v. BISMARCK, Paul SERMON, Karl SIMS, STANZA, Nicole STENGER, THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD, et al.
Advisory board: Christiane PAUL, José R. ALCALÁ, Roy ASCOTT, Erkki HUHTAMO, Gunalan NADARAJAN
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