Digital’07: Pattern-Finding :: CALL FOR ENTRIES :: 9th Annual International :: Exhibition of Digital Prints to be held at
the New York Hall of Science September 29, 2007 – January 21, 2008. Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). "Pattern-finding is the purpose of the mind and the construct of the universe. There are an infinite number of patterns, some of which are known; those still unknown hold the key to unresolved enigmas and paradoxes." - Agnes Denes, 1967 (1)
Historically, pattern has been reinterpreted by artists from the earliest of times. From the incised pictograms on the walls of Egyptian tombs, the stunning cut-outs of Matisse, America's pieced and patchwork quilts, to the everyday pattern of light and shadow that captivates many contemporary photographers -- pattern has captured the artist's vision.
For Digital'07, we are specifically looking at how structure and pattern in the universe, whether visible or invisible to the naked eye, have become the muse for many contemporary digital artists. We seek to explore how today's scientific fields of systems science, chaos and string theory, fractals, nanoscience, genetics, molecular science, the wavelets or frequency of sound, or a myriad of other mathematical data-sets have influenced today's artists, scientists, and technologists in creating 2-dimensional art of exquisite pattern.
And let's not forget the oldest source of pattern, nature itself! As Galileo is quoted to have said: "Nature's great book is written in mathematical symbols." Nature is, of course, an infinite resource for the lover of pattern.
(1) From "Evolution and the Creative Mind," written in 1967 by Agnes Denes and delivered as a lecture in 1974 at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
CO-JURORS: JD Talasek, Director of Exhibitions & Cultural Programs at The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, and ASCI founder/director, Cynthia Pannucci will co-curate this year's exhibition. [Click here for short bios]
OPEN INTERNATIONAL CALL: We invite your submissions to this year's digital print competition that will have a physical exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, plus a corresponding online exhibition at the ASCI.ORG website.
Aug. 20, 2007: Deadline for receipt of entries to ASCI
Aug. 29, 2007: Notification of Juror Selections [via email]
Sept. 18-22, 2007: Artworks to arrive at museum
Sept. 29, 2007: Exhibition opens at New York Hall of Science
Sept. 29, 2007: Exhibition opens at ASCI website
Jan. 21, 2008: Exhibition closes at New York Hall of Science
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ASCI'S PREVIOUS DIGITAL PRINT EXHIBITIONS:
We hope you will enjoy PATTERN-FINDING , a vibrant new area of contemporary art. The online exhibition will launch on September 29, 2007.
ASCI's SUPPORT OF DIGITAL PRINTS:
ASCI was one of the first organizations in the world to recognize the digital print as a valid fine art product in 1998 by organizing an afternoon panel discussion, "Collectibility & the Digital Print." This event was held in The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City, in conjunction with ASCI's first international digital print competition/exhibition. www.asci.org/Digital98/digipanel.html