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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 Inextricabilia, enchevêtrements magiques

My Hyperallergic review of Inextricabilia, enchevêtrements magiques at La Maison Rouge https://hyperallergic.com/395114/entangled-objects-through-the-ages-from-sorcerers-amulets-to-voodoo-dolls/

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ArtAndOnly interview

vOluptuary drOid décOlletage (2002) 66×120 inches ArtAndOnly interview with Joseph Nechvatal https://www.artandonly.com/interview-joseph-nechvatal/

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Review of Fernand Léger Retrospective

Art review of the Fernand Léger retrospective at Le Centre Pompidou-Metz published at Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/391612/fernand-leger-centre-pompidou-metz/

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Odyssey pandemOnium paintings featured in Cybernetics & Human Knowing: A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cybersemiotics

Some of my velvet Odyssey pandemOnium paintings, last shown in 2015 in NYC at Galerie Richard (121 Orchard Street), have been featured in the current issue of Cybernetics & Human Knowing : A Journal of Second Order Cybernetics, Autopoiesis & Cybersemiotics … Continue reading

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Art review of Alia Farid’s Between Dig and Display

My art review of Alia Farid’s show Between Dig and Display at Galerie Imane Farès (Paris) https://hyperallergic.com/387000/a-kuwaiti-artist-contemplates-the-failure-of-a-museum-that-never-opened/

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Joseph Nechvatal photographed by Alexandra Breznay

Photographs of me at work in the Paris studio by Alexandra Breznay

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BIRTH AS CRITERION by Jure Detela 

BIRTH AS CRITERION by Jure Detela as translated by Raymond Miller God puts to the test, not I. I only verify what has been reported. In God there is no doubt, there is no malice. The starry child of Lappish legend— … Continue reading

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