Jiří Valoch (ed.): Computer Graphics, catalogue (1968) [Czech]

1 April 2012, dusan

“In 1968, during the time of the Prague Spring, and still before Cybernetic Serendipity opened in London on August 2, 1968, and before Tendencies 4: Computers and Visual Research started in Zagreb on August 3, 1968, Jiří Valoch, a Czech concrete poet, organized in Czechoslovakia an exhibition of digital art. It was shown in February 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 had a title Computer Graphics and presented works by Charles Csuri, Leslei Mezei, Frieder Nake, Georg Nees, A. Michael Noll, and Lubomír Sochor. 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.

Publisher Dům umění města Brna, Brno, 1968
16 pages


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