Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers at The Old Library in Chester

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Georg Nees, Untitled, Screenprint, after a computer-generated drawing, Germany, 1970. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Georg Nees

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers at The Old Library, Chester, Chester, 7 June–8 September 2019, free entry - Visit now

Since the 1960s, artists and programmers have used computers to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. Presented at The Old Library in Chester, Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers is a major touring exhibition that draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art and includes work by pioneering digital artists such as Frieder Nake and Georg Nees – who produced some of the earliest computer art – through to the younger generation of artists practicing today. It offers viewers the rare opportunity to trace the chronological development of digital art, exploring how aspects of chance and control shaped the creative process and produced vivid and original artworks.

A programme of artist-led workshops, talks and events organised by Chester Visual Arts will run throughout the exhibition.

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers at The Old Library, Chester, Chester

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