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February 28 – Archives in Progress: An Evening with Darko Fritz

Posted by | Raven Munsell | Posted on | February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m. | Darko Fritz in person!

Installation view of 204_NO_CONTENT (Darko Fritz, 2007). Courtesy of the artist

“Darko Fritz is like a one-man tech-art history machine.”– Bruce Sterling, author and Wired columnist

Since the late 1980s, the work of Amsterdam-based curator and researcher Darko Fritz has revolved around a significant investigation into the use of technology in culture. Renowned for his groundbreaking exhibitions of video and computer art, his own artwork takes up glitch, error, and surveillance. For this program, Fritz presents selections from his ‘Archives in Progress,’ which draws upon his own past projects—photos, videos, fax actions, net art, audiovisual performances, gallery installations and public art–to explore the possibility of the archive and “pure information” as mediums for art. Organized with the support of the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam.

DARKO FRITZ (b. 1966, Split, Croatia) is a multimedia artist, curator, researcher, and graphic designer. An architect by training, he has worked with video and computers since the late 1980s and the web since the mid 1990s. Fritz has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary and media art  including “’Angles and Intersections’–Third Biennale of Quadrilateral,” Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (with Christiane Paul, Nina Czegledy, Peter Tomaž Dobrila and Elena Rossi, 2009) and “Bit International–Computers and Visual Research, [New] Tendencies, Zagreb 1961—1973,” Neue Galerie, Graz (2007) and ZKM, Karlsruhe (2008). Fritz’s artworks are in the collections of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Skopje City Museum; World Bank, Washington D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; among others. He is currently based in Amsterdam, Korčula, and Zagreb.



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