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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

Book review of The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium by Isabelle Graw

  My book review of The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium by Isabelle Graw has been published at Hyperallergic here: https://hyperallergic.com/490378/the-love-of-painting-isabelle-graw/ Advertisements

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Hyper-Body II (1988) at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Here is a peek of my 96 x 120″ sleeping computer-robotic assisted acrylic on canvas painting Hyper-Body II (1988) in storage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The central part of this 11×14″ drawing Barbarian Demonology (1984) appears in Hyper-Body II (1988).

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Carolee Schneemann : Rest in Peace & Power

  Rest in Peace & Power Carolee Schneemann Nude on Tracks (1974) by Carolee Schneemann (photo by Charles Stein) Carolee Schneemann had a tremendous impact on me as a young artist during my first few years in New York City. … Continue reading

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Review of Percy Rainford: Duchamp’s “Invisible” Photographer

My book review of Percy Rainford: Duchamp’s “Invisible” Photographer by Michael R. Taylor has been published at Hyperallergic here https://hyperallergic.com/486277/bringing-back-from-obscurity-a-jamaican-photographer-who-worked-with-duchamp/

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Book review of Gary Indiana’s Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns 1985–1988

Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns 1985–1988 by Gary Indiana, edited by Bruce Hainley, Semiotext(e) 2018, $29.95, 596 pages, hardcover A shorter version of this review was published at Hyperallergic as Gary Indiana’s Helter-Skelter Prose Experiments here: https://hyperallergic.com/483811/gary-indianas-helter-skelter-prose-experiments/ In the … Continue reading

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Review of Duchamp’s Last Day

My book review of Duchamp’s Last Day by Donald Shambroom has been published here at Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/480835/a-new-book-probes-duchamps-last-hours-of-life/

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My art review of the Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Bâtisseur de fantasmes (Fantasy Builder) drawing show at the Petit Palais has been published here at Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/480186/an-18th-century-designer-of-fantastical-bodies-and-imaginary-buildings-is-posthumously-recognized/

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