Landmark LACMA Show “Coded” Surveys Crucial Early Decades of Computer Art

“Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982,” a major survey of early computer art, opens at LACMA in Los Angeles. Curated by Leslie Jones, the show assembles works from Analívia Cordeiro, Hans Haacke, Frederick Hammersley, Vera Molnar, Stan VanDerBeek, and others, that reimagined methods and materials. Edward Kienhol’s The Friendly Grey Computer (image, 1965), for example, “anticipated the coming age of personal computing” with a big-eyed anthropomorphized bot, made of salvaged industrial parts.

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