Vera Molnar / Laissé au hasard

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An exceptional installation that gives way for random


Laissé au hasard is an installation composed of a set of 16 squares on anodized aluminum plate of gray color. Each square, 25 x 25 cm, is crossed in the middle by a dark grey wool thread. The work is intended to be fixed to the wall. The direction of the hanging is left free so that the wool threads can be presented randomly in the vertical or horizontal direction. The assembly of the 16 squares on the wall is also left free. Each square must touch another square on one of its sides. The print run is 12 copies, including 8 copies for sale, numbered from 1 to 8. This artwork by Vera Molnar is an exceptional confrontation that opposes to the metallic rigor of cold aluminum squares, the fragility and sensuality of a simple woolen thread simply knotted on the back, bringing to the whole a spectacular vibration. The artist demonstrates here once again how art remains more than ever open to all experiments and games of the mind and the hand.

Molnar_Laissé au hasard

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8 copies + 4 AP
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Aluminium and wool
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Molnar (Véra)

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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