SIGGRAPH 97 Ongoings: The Fine Art Gallery
The Fine Arts Gallery presented an in-depth look at computer-based artists and their work.
IntroductionOngoings: the Fine Arts Gallery presented an in-depth look at computer-based artists and their work. The exhibition broke from SIGGRAPH traditions by presenting a body of work for each of a few artists, as opposed to exhibiting a survey of recent works by many artists. Thus, the Ongoings Gallery showcased artists' ongoing creative visions. In conjunction with Ongoings, Sketches featured an Artist Presentation Session, where the artists discussed their processes and content.
News from St. Malo(thanks to Huguette Chesnais)
The Traveling Art Show was extremely well received in Saint Malo for the "Quai des Bulles" festival. 25000 visitors over the week-end in a gorgeous space overlooking the British Channel. It is presently scheduled to open at the Centre d'Animation de la Vallee at the beginning of the week.
The expo is superb, we had the most wonderful space: a "rotonde" overlooking the old city (remparts) on one side, the beaches, rocks and forts on two other side. The most fantastic panel discussions were happening on the remaining side; 25,000 people came and exclaimed during those 3 days.
A British artist commented, "I just had a chance to view the show in Saint Malo, it is simply wonderful and impressive. All 46 works in the top floor rotunda of the Palais du Grand Large, gorgeous."
From the local press: "Le saviez-vous?, l'expo "On-Goings" ("On en Parle") du SIGGRAPH sera dans son intégralité à Quai des Bulles, une premiére nationale!" "a retenu l'attention de gens qui, à priori, n'auraient meme pas regardé de "l'art électronique".
Quai des Bulles festival (website in French)
St. Malo, France
Lina Yamaguchi, Chair