Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality 1993-2006 by Joseph Nechvatal
Joseph Nechvatal was ahead of the curve. In 1986 he was using computers and computer robotics to make paintings and from 1991-1993 he experimented with computer viruses. Nechvatal co-founded Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine in 1983, and makes audio art to this very day, using computer viruses to influence the compositional process. Nechvatal firmly believes that…
November 7 – December 19, 2009 415 West 13 Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Street New York City, 212 999 7337 While many of the most lucrative sales in auctions devoted to Chinese contemporary art have gone to large-scale expressionist-style painting, Liu Ye offers a subtle counterpoint as if to suggest that not all…
The eye of the viewer zig-zags in space from overlapping plane to plane, neoclassic style.
Laib sees his art as having a political dimension, in the sense that the production of cultural artifacts change people and institutions.
Taking subjects from the raw materials for old master art, Steir transforms them in accord with her very contemporary sensibility.
We wonder what these signs used to say when they were part of something bigger—a word, a world.
October 21, 2009—March 28, 2010 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York City 212-423-3500 Anish Kapoor’s Memory, a 24-ton metallic blimp measuring approximately 47 x 29 x 15 feet overall, is imposing at a number of levels. It requires the viewer to use his/her own memory to create an image…
Facture is neither painterly nor hard-edged geometric, but in between–straight edges that nonetheless exude life.
She seems to be simultaneously poking fun at tradition and at the same time leveling a serious challenge against it, all the while acknowledging that she cannot simply reject her artistic heritage.
Seldom has a better synthesis been achieved among raw power, exquisite color, and the organizing effects of line.