[FISEA 1988] Paper: Patric D. Prince — Aesthetics of Exhibition: A Discussion of Recent American Computer Art Shows


Artists are using technological advances in their artmaking processes and are concerned about the difficulty of getting their work exhibited. The author discusses the aesthetics of exhibition and the nature of computer-aided art as seen in recent important exhibitions, as well as the problems associated with mounting these exhibitions. A brief history of computer-aided art exhibitions is presented, including the earliest exhibitions, the developments of the 1970s and recent major museum exhibitions. The author compares concepts and traditions in exhibition design to those that will be needed in the future, and finally discusses why certain art forms are exhibited.

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  • Patric Prince, American art historian and collector of computer art