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THE PATH TO THE PRESENT, 1954–2024 | GALLERY

2 JULY – 10 AUGUST 2024 | GALLERY

THE PATH TO THE PRESENT, 1954–2024

EXPANDED.ART is proud to present the international group exhibition THE PATH TO THE PRESENT, 1954–2024, on the occasion of the GENERATIVE ART SUMMIT by Foundation Herbert W. Franke. The exhibition curated by Anika Meier will showcase artists from different generations, from the early 1950s until today, working in the field of generative art and AI.

"When one considers the development of computer art today, an astonishing aspect emerges: The unusual and remarkable thing about it is that in a space far from art, in the ghetto of mathematicians and information technologists, something has developed from playful beginnings that only gradually matured into art and is now seen alongside its traditional forms."

– Herbert W. Franke, The Art of Programmers, In: Computer Art, 1975

On view will be, among others, plotter drawings, generative photography, sculptures, and NFTs from about 30 international artists, such as Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, who invented NFTs in 2014, and Herbert W. Franke, who was one of the most influential artists working in the field of art and technology from the 1950s onwards. As early as 1957, Franke proved in his book entitled ART AND CONSTRUCTION that technology "opens up undreamed-of new artistic territory."

Franke and generations of artists have consistently explored new territory with analytical methods and the assistance of machines for over 70 years, looking into the future of digital art until they arrived in the metaverse.

More information on the exhibition, the NFT release schedule, and locations where parts of the exhibition will be on view in other countries will be provided soon.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Herbert W. Franke, Gottfried Jäger, Hein Gravenhorst, William Latham, Jason Salavon, Heinrich Heidersberger, Hans Dehlinger, Lee Mullican, Betha Sarasin, Patrick Lichty, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, John F Simon Jr., Operator, Crosslucid, LoVid, Boris Eldagsen, Roope Rainisto, aurèce vettier, Geoff Davis, Bard Ionson, Peter Burr, Travess Smalley, Agoston Nagy, Far, Olivier Bodini, Patrick Tresset, Anne Spalter, Marcel Schwittlick, Mia Forrest, Vikki Bardot, Margaret Murphy, Harto, Sasha Katz, Helio Santos, Reva Fan, and Wubbushi.

THE PATH TO THE PRESENT, 1954–2024
2 JULY – 10 AUGUST 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: 2 JULY | 6-9 PM CET
Artists will be present.

EXPANDED.ART | GALLERY
Friedrichstraße 67, 10117 Berlin
Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM CET

Hans Dehlinger, Fibo, generative art, 2024.
Jason Salavon, Smells Like Teen Spirit from MTV's 10 Greatest Music Videos of All Time, Digital C-prints mounted to Plexiglas, 2001.
William Latham, Mirror Cube #10: Black Lace Flower Wall, Mutator Software, 2022.
Agoston Nagy, Procedural Drawing #2, ink plotter drawing on paper, 2024
Olivier Bodini, Intertwined World #22, algorithm, 2023-2024.
Harto, Immutable Memories, NFT + plotter drawing (watercolor, crayon, rotring and pastel), 2024.
Operator, Let me Check with the Wife, State of California issued vital record (License and Certificate of Marriage), dynamic NFT, performance art, expectation, 2022.
Mia Forrest, Autumn, NFT + Dry pigment on 350gsm Hahnemühle etching paper, 2024.
Peter Burr, Optional Plaque (Re-Naturalized Dispossession), custom wave function collapse software, 2024.
Boris Eldagsen, PSEUDOMNESIA | The Electrician, promptography, 2023.
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Phase Diagram, photography, collage & AI generation, 2023.
John F Simon, Jr., Bird from SuperNormalized Sketches, Digital AI drawing, 2024.
aurèce vettier, aurora borealis in the forest (fragments) from phénomènes atmosphériques, AI-generated forms, 2024.
Roope Rainisto, Recollection Machine 07, AI generation, 2023.
Bard Ionson, 451°, StyleGAN3, 2024.
Sasha Katz, Tskaltubo Resort, AI generation, 2024.
Vikki Bardot, L’Avventura, AI generation, 2024.
Wubbushi, Flow, AI generation, 2024.

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