Édition originale – Vera Molnár
An exceptional artist's book by Vera Molnár.
"100 croix" to mark her 100th birthday, "100 croix" as a way of revisiting her practice with humour, "100 croix" intended to form a unique whole.
Launch price until December, 15, 2024: €5,000 / €6,000 after this date.
Between January and April 2023 Vera Molnár created a body of 100 drawings on the theme of the cross and its possible variations. This exceptional collection of computer-modelled drawings was published in plates and then assembled in a high-quality canvas box. This work of investigating a motif, carried out daily by the artist, was carried out like a 'programme' based on the simple intersection of two lines, offering all possible variations. There are lines, but also grids, screens, simple strokes and flat areas, all of which intermingle and intersect in an exceptional profusion... A text by Vera Molnár accompanies this limited edition of 35 copies
"I don't know if I can explain this crossing, but it's magical! Because it ceases to be horizontal or vertical, it ceases to be a line segment: it's a cross! We're not talking about a religious context here, that's something else. All I'm talking about here is the form, the marvel that is a cross. [Extract - Vera Molnár - 2 May 2023]
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Born 1924 (5th January) in Vera Gacs, Budapest. Lives and works in Paris as well as in Normandy
1942-47 studied painting and for a diploma in art history and aesthetics at the Budapest College of Fine Arts. 1946 first non-representational images are created. 1947 artists′ fellowship in Rome at the Villa Julia moved to France. 1947-60 occasional co-operation with François Molnar. 1948 marriage to François Molnar. 1959-68 works with the machine imaginaire method. 1960 Co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d′Art Visuel (GRAV) first participation in an exhibition organized by her friend Max Bill with the title Konkrete Kunst (Concrete Art) in Zurich, Helmhaus. 1967 Co-founder of the Group Art et Informatique at the Parisian Institut d′Esthétique et des Sciences de l′Art. 1968 first computer graphics are designed: thereafter continuous work with the computer. 1976 development of the "Molnart" computer software programme jointly with her husband first single exhibition Transformations at the gallery of the London Polytechnic. 1979 works at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at the Atelier de Recherche des Techniques Avancées (ARTA). 1980 member of the Centre deRecherche Expérimentale et Informatique des Arts Visuels(CREIAV) at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonnethe first artist′s book 1% de désordre is published by Wedgepress & Cheese in Bjerred (Sweden). 1985-90 lectureship in fine arts and aesthetics and art history at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonne. 1990 her works are on display at major European exhibitions on non-representational art and avantgarde the first installative work is created for the Foundation of Concrete Art, Reutlingen . 1999 large monographic exhibition Extrait de 100 000 milliards de lignes at the Centre de Recherche, d′Échange et de Diffusion pour l′Art Contemporain (CRÉDAC) in Ivry-sur-Seine. 2005 recipient of the first d.velop digital art award [ddaa] for her life′s work, organised annually by the Digital Art Museum [DAM] and honoured with an individual exhibition by the Kunsthalle Bremen
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