Oniris Gallery is participating in the prestigious Armory Show in New-York to present a solo exhibition of historical works by Vera Molnar.
Often portrayed as an abstract geometric painter in Europe, Vera Molnar is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of digital and algorithmic art. Among her singularities among her peers, Vera Molnar has an artistic academic education unlike most other pioneers who were often men with an engineering background.
This early digital and generative art is opening up to the world with a particular focus on collectors of NFT, the booming immaterial digital works. The works exhibited at the Armory Show testify to the fact that Vera Molnar's art is all the more accomplished because it combines order and randomness, the rational and the playful, the finite and the infinite in a process initiated more than fifty years ago.
Vera Molnar's works have been exhibited several times at MoMA in New York in thematic exhibitions on the early days of digital art:
- On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, 2011
- Thinking Machines: Art & Design in the computer age, 2017
- Degree Zero, Drawing at Midcentury, 2020
In the United States, Vera Molnar will be at the heart of the upcoming exhibition Coded: Art at the Dawn of the Computer Age, 1960-80 at the Los Angeles Museum, LACMA from February 12 to July 2, 2023.
Currently, Vera Molnar is also exhibiting several sets of computer drawings from the 1970s at the 159th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Art, in the main exhibition The Milk of Dreams, which runs through November 27, 2022.
For more than 75 years, all of Vera Molnar's artistic creations have had only one goal: to serve an imagination that insists on giving itself rules of play to let the line develop on the surface in complete freedom.
The selection of Vera Molnar's works exhibited at the Armory Show 2022 focuses mainly on the 70s and 80s, a period when the artist regularly used the computer in her artistic practice. A presentation of the works can be seen by clicking on the image below.
this exhibition is supported by the French Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP)