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Immaterial / Re-material: A Brief History of Computing Art @ Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing

Elias Crespin is part of a collective show organized by the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, China. Entitled “Immaterial / Re-material: A Brief History of Computing Art”, it consists of a wide and deep exploration of the development of computing art from the 1960s to our times. Stepping beyond the digital, the exhibition articulates a view of the connections between art and computation that understands the latter as one more language within cultural practices.

Crespin participates with five pieces that sustain a dialogue amongst themselves, and which are coordinated via a choreography dictated by an algorithm. The immateriality of code echoes in the concrete movement of the works. The exhibition’s title alludes to “Les Immatériaux”, an exhibition organized by the French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard in 1985, which conceived the changes in communication technologies as an important site for artistic activity.

The exhibition will be open till January 17, 2021.