Computer Graphic

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In 1968, during the time of the Prague Spring, and still before Cybernetic Serendipity opened in London on 2 August 1968, and before Tendencies 4: Computers and Visual Research started in Zagreb on 3 August 1968, Jiří Valoch, a Czech concrete poet, organized in Czechoslovakia an exhibition of digital art. It was shown from 4 February to 3 March 1968 in Brno (at Dům umění města Brna, House of Arts), in March 1968 in Jihlava (Oblastní Galerie Vysočiny), and in April 1968 in Gottwaldov (now Zlín) (Oblastní galerie výtvarného umění). The show presented works by Frieder Nake, Georg Nees, Lubomír Sochor, Charles Csuri, Leslei Mezei, and A. Michael Noll. Frieder Nake gave a lecture at the Brno opening. This show was, most likely, the first digital art exhibition in Eastern Europe.” (source)

The catalogue includes six reproductions of the works (Nake, Nees, Sochor), texts "Programované umění" (Valoch, 1967), "Projekty generativní estetiky" (Max Bense, 1965, excerpt), "Poznámky pro Jiřího Valocha" (Nake, 1967), "O realizaci mých grafik" (Sochor, 1967), and short biographies of exhibiting artists.

  • Computer Graphic, ed. Jiří Valoch, Brno: Dům umění města Brna, 1968, [16] pp, PDF. Text by Jiří Valoch, Max Bense, Frieder Nake, Lubomír Sochor. (Czech)
See also

Czech Republic#Computer_and_computer-aided_art