Author Archives: josephnechvatal

About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net

Review of Cabinets of Curiosities

My Hyperallergic review of the Cabinets of Curiosities show, curated by Laurent Le Bon at Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture (Aux Capucins, 29800, Landerneau, Brittany, France) has been published here: A Collection of Curiosities Advertisements

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Review of Rebecca Horn: Theatre of Metamorphoses & Rebecca Horn: Body Fantasies

My review of Rebecca Horn: Theatre of Metamorphoses at the Centre Pompidou-Metz and Rebecca Horn: Body Fantasies at the Tinguely Museum Basel has been published at Hyperallergic​ here: https://hyperallergic.com/508260/rebecca-horn-theatre-of-metamorphoses-body-fantasies/ 

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Orlando artificial life paintings

my studio wall with Orlando in the Briar Patch and Orlando down the Beanpole (both 2019) both 30 x 30cm artificial life paintings on canvas

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Review of the Dora Maar retrospective at Centre Pompidou

My review of the Dora Maar show at the Centre Pompidou has been published at Hyperallergic here: https://hyperallergic.com/507156/dora-maars-seductive-surrealism/

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“Push” (1985-1993) in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

I am thankful that my color lithograph “Push” (1985-1993) is now in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Glen D. Nelson, M.D. https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/push-36365

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Review of Souvenirs de voyage: The Antoine de Galbert Collection

My Hyperallergic review of Souvenirs de voyage: The Antoine de Galbert Collection at Musée de Grenoble has been published here: (image: Rachel Kneebone, “Grief Study II” (2010) porcelain sculpture) https://hyperallergic.com/503673/an-exhibition-tells-the-tragicomic-story-of-a-former-gallerists-collection/

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Book Review of Mentors: The Making of an Art Historian by Francis M. Naumann

My book review of Mentors: The Making of an Art Historian by Francis M. Naumann has just been published at Hyperallergic here https://hyperallergic.com/498915/mentors-the-making-of-an-art-historian-by-francis-m-naumann/ 

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