Update 6, New Technological Art Award, International Exhibition, Book
Update 6 - New Technological Art Award. International Exhibition[BE] MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Book paperback, 88 pages, 27.9 x 21.6 cm
Jean-Marie Dallet & Isolde De Buck
ISBN: 9789492321473 ISBN-13: 9789492321473
UPDATE_6 gives an overview of how new technological art has developed since the 1950's. At the site 'Zebrastraat Ghent' various renowned and upcoming artists gave their take on the idea of new technological art. Update_6 reflects of this international exhibition and takes the reader on an insightful journey through the evolution of how the new technological arts have unfolded through history.
The appearance, during the 1950's, of electronic and computer tools in the arts, forced artists to a more in-depth knowledge of techniques and their languages to “master” the new instruments that were now put at their disposal by engineers. Artists reacted to this new development in two main ways: either by collaborating with engineers or by learning to use the new techniques themselves. This new undertaking also forced the artist to make an ideological choice: proceed with the idea of art as causa mentale, or consider finding new ways to master the technology and submit it to their artistic needs. In practice of course, this pas de deux was not as straightforward and, over time, many different exchanges and interweavings saw flourishing. This book aims to provide an overview of the most relevant authors, exhibitions, events and places.
Showcased artists: 1024 Architecture, Assocreaton / Daylight Media Lab, Alessio Chierico, Crew Eric Joris, Michiel De Cleene, Dries Depoorter, Verena Friedrich, Julien Grossmann, Elias Heuninck, Michael Kugler & Sebastian Wolf, Marc Lee, Michael Mandiberg, Quadrature, Theresa Schubert, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Maja Smrekar, Stanza, Bill Vorn & Louis-Philippe Demers en Lien-Cheng Wang
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