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Computer Virus 1.0 and the Return of Lazarus

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JOSEPH NECHVATAL
Computer Virus 1.0 and the Return of Lazarus
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Galerie Richard
121 Orchard Street NYC 10002
https://www.galerierichard.com
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Vernissage November 8th (6 - 8 pm)
November 8th to December 10th 2017
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From November 8th to December 10th 2017 Joseph Nechvatal presents Computer Virus 1.0 and the Return of Lazarus. This mini-retrospective exhibition consists of 9 computer-robotic assisted paintings: 4 historic 1993 paintings from Nechvatal’s HyperCard Computer Virus Project (1992-93) that dealt with the AIDS virus epidemic placed in conjunction with computer viruses, 2 small 1988 paintings from his Informed Man series (1986-89), and 3 new 2017 paintings on velour entitled The Return of Lazarus.
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These 3 new paintings are based on recovered digital
files of Nechvatal’s 1986 maquettes of un-realized computer-robotic assisted paintings from his Informed Man series that featured an information-saturated Lazarus returning from the dead. The entirety of the show stresses a continuum of artistic acts based on recovering from loss and the resisting of oblivion.