Artists Celebrate Digital Art With Exhibition And Events At U.Va.’s
March 18, 2003--
Intermediate and advanced students from U.Va’s McIntire Department
of Art and the Fine Arts Academy in Kraków, Poland
“Panorama” — an exhibition of digital art
Friday, March 28 through Friday April 11
Fourth Friday Reception — March 28, 5 p.m.
Fayerweather Gallery, Rugby Road
Visiting artists Arthur Tajber, John W. Ford and Brain Kennedy
Closing event, multimedia presentations and talks
Friday, April 11, 5 p.m.
students at the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art
and the Fine Arts Academy in Kraków, Poland, collaborated
electronically across thousands of miles to create digital art works.
Their works will be on display in Fayewrweather Gallery beginning
with a Fourth Friday reception on Friday, March 28.
U.Va. student paired with a student in Poland to create a joint
electronic project. The students established initial e-mail and
Web contact with their counterparts in Poland in late 2002. They
shared personal information, photos of themselves, images of their
work and artist’s statements to establish relationships for
working together. Work on the collaborative projects began in mid-January
is a collaborative project that involves and develops communication,
creativity and professional self-determination,” said Bogdan
Achimescu, visiting professor of art who is leading the U.Va. students
in the project. “It is an international collaboration of faculty
show will include digital prints, projections, 3D installations
was artist-in-residence in the McIntire Department of Art during
the spring 2000 semester. A native of Romania who has lived in Poland
and the United States, Achimescu’s works includes drawings,
prints, film and digital art. He has exhibited throughout Europe
and the United States.
students in Poland are studying at the Fine Arts Academy with Arthur
Tajber, a performance artist, art theorist, publisher and educator.
Friday, April 11, a special event that will include multimedia presentations
and talks by Tajber and visiting artists Brian Kennedy and John
W. Ford will be held in Fayerweather Gallery.
who describes himself as part American, Mid-western, Nigerian and
Polish, mixes archeology with art and leads an art residency program,
which Achimescu describes as a fluid network of collaboration. Ford
has held the residency program in Ireland, Wisconsin, Missouri,
Poland and Romania.
is an Irish artist, critic, publisher and art activist whose glass
sculpture installation will be exhibited in front of the University
of Virginia Art Museum. The installation is part of the museum’s
exhibit, “Re-Imagining Ireland.”
digital art show will be exhibited in Kraków in June.
details, contact Bogdan Achimescu at email@example.com, or William
Bennett at (434) 924-6138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
are available. Contact Jane Ford (434) 924-4298 or email@example.com.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298