Vera Molnar / 100 lignes brisées

Vera Molnar / 100 lignes brisées

The first tapestries of Vera Molnar.

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The artist realizes for the Gallery 8+4 an exceptional set of tapestries in woven wool, her first ones, for which she specifically imagined a series of drawings with moving lines. Using the possibilities offered by the interplay of materials and weaving techniques to give her compositions an original vibration, the artist delivers here, without a doubt, one of her most important creations of the last few years.

Geometric abstract painter since 1948, Vera Molnar (born in 1924) is one of the great figures of conceptual art in France and the pioneer of computer-assisted art. Her artistic practice is inspired by the work of Mondrian, Malevitch or the Zurich concretes, and finds many correspondences in the work carried out with the exact sciences and mathematics in particular. Thus, she introduces into the minimal rigor of her works a certain amount of randomness, a "suspicion of disorder", imperceptibly disturbing her formal constructions.


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175 × 175 cm
Edition of 8 with certificate
Woven 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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