About Manfred Mohr

A pioneer of digital art, Manfred Mohr programmed his first computer drawings in 1969, influenced by Max Bense’s information aesthetics and encouraged by the computer music composer Pierre Barbaud.

About Vera Molnar

Vera Molnar is a pioneer of algorithmic art, whose work draws from constructivism and conceptual art, as well as cubism and other avant-garde movements, while developing her own form of geometric abstraction.

Vera Molnar, 1 des premiere images d’après listing - BULL 1968, mixed media, 29 x 29,5 cm, 1968

Discovering the early work of Manfred Mohr and Vera Molnar

DAM Projects opens its new space in Berlin with an exhibition that invites viewers to pause and observe.

 

The new space of DAM Projects in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district has opened with a selection of rarely seen early works by Manfred Mohr and Vera Molnar, two of the most celebrated pioneers of digital art. In an elegantly sober room populated by chairs of different styles, all immaculately white, the exhibition Discoveries features works on paper created between 1971 and 1980.

The earliest works among them represent the phase in which Mohr first used algorithms to create his images, thus introducing the logical and automated construction of images into his work. Realized with pen plotters, the resulting drawings are experiments with pictorial surfaces, the partitioning of space and the manifold possibilities of image composition.

The selected works by Vera Molnar are finds from recent visits to the artist’s studio in Paris and depict diverse artistic phases. For Molnar, the computer is an instrument in the painter’s hands. She uses it to combine forms in the hope that the machine will allow her to distance herself from what is learned and culturally inherited.

In addition, Frieder Nake’s homage to Molnar, a specially developed software work, is exhibited for the first time.

The exhibition can be visited until January 6, 2022 and will be followed by an extensive program as the renovations of additional rooms in the DAM Projects space are completed.

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