Zoran Radovic — Ornamentographen

245,00 DKK

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Berlin: DAAD Gallery, 1973. 8vo in original glossy spiral boards as issued. 8 thick coated glossy pages, with 13 illustrations, some monochrome some in color. Attractive well preserved and clean copy

First printing, one of only 700 copies

Stunning artist book by Zoran Radovic displaying the artists work with pendulums, plotters, lasers and CRT displays since the 1960s. Zoran Radović studied mathematics and electronics at the University of Belgrade (1959–1962) when he in 1966 had his first public demonstration of the work of a “drawing machine“ called Ornamentograph with a pendulum in the Graphic Arts Collective Gallery. Radovic was part of the” artistic experiment “Nove tendencije” which took place in Yugoslavia fifty years ago, but whose impact has been felt far beyond that time and place. Ostensibly, the “little-known story” concerns the advent of computers in art and a movement which began in 1961 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. It was through the activities of that movement, known as New Tendencies and its supporting institution the Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, that the “thinking machine” was adopted as an artistic tool and medium. Pursuing the idea of “art as visual research,” the New Tendencies movement proceeded along a path which led from Concrete and Constructivist art, Op art, and Kinetic art with its dynamic apparatuses to computer-generated graphics, film, and sculpture – from »programmed art« without computers to art generated or controlled by computers. With their exhibitions and conferences on the theme of computers and visual research and the launch of the multilingual, groundbreaking magazine bit international in 1968, the New Tendencies transformed Zagreb, already one of the most vibrant artistic centers in Yugoslavia, into an international meeting place where artists, engineers, and scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain gathered around the then-new technology. For a brief moment in time, Zagreb was the epicenter for exploring the aesthetic, scientific, and political potential of the computer.” (cited from A Little-Known Story About a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer’s Arrival in Art
New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961–1973)

Zoran Radovic — Ornamentographen

245,00 DKK

In stock