Vera Molnar - Pas froid aux yeux

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes (35)
  • FROM MAY 19 TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 AT THE ESPACE DE L'ART CONCRET, MOUANS-SARTOUX (French Riviera)

  • FROM OCTOBER 9, 2021 TO JANUARY 9, 2022 AT THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE RENNES (Bretagne)

 

Born in Hungary in 1924, Vera Molnár was one of the first women artists to use computers in her practice.

She moved to France in 1947 and began to paint abstract and geometrically. All her work is based on a strict construction where line and color are the only structural bases.

In the early 1960s, Vera Molnár turned to programmatic writing by developing simple programs that allow the transformation of forms according to precise guidelines. The computer then became a central device in her creation. But, as she likes to recall, "the computer helps, but it does not "make", it does not "draw" or "invent" something".

Combining automated and manual practice, Vera Molnár tirelessly studies the infinite variations of lines and geometric forms. Her investigations into two-color printing and minimalism bring her closer to Gottfried Honegger, Manfred Mohr and François Morellet.

Vera Molnár co-founded several pioneering artists' research groups, such as the C.R.A.V. (Centre de Recherche d'Art Visuel), which studies collaborative approaches to mechanical and kinetic art, and the research group for art and computer science at the Institut d'art et de science de Paris.

A pioneer in digital art, she has become a source of inspiration for many generations of artists.

8 October 2021
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