Véra Molnar - Six million seven hundred and sixty five thousand and two hundred and one Sainte-Victoire
This Vera Molnar object-book offers exactly 6,765,201 versions of Montagne Sainte-Victoire (Aix-en-Provence, France).
When a few years ago, Vera Molnar bought a small notebook whose pages were each divided into four strips, Raymond Queneau's opus, One hundred thousand billion poems, may have come to mind. But Vera Molnar set her own rules here. With a gouache pen, using four different colours and four different thicknesses she drew, on about a hundred pages, outlines of Mount Sainte-Victoire so dear to Cézanne's heart.
All in all, this 112-page object book offers exactly 6,765,201 versions of Montagne Sainte-Victoire. If we were only to spend ten seconds on each, we would still needmore than two full years to see them all!
The edition limited to 220 copies has been signed and numbered by Vera Molnar. Interview with Vera Molnar by David Quéré.
- Number of pages
- 15,5 x 21 cm
- 220 copies
- Signed and numbered
- Publication date
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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