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Lectures & Symposia

John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

Mar 01, 2017

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) Read more....

Exhibitions

Virtual Views at Knoxville Museum of Art

Feb 03, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017

Virtual Views at the Knoxville Museum of Art explores the growing importance of electronic new media in contemporary art as seen in the work of artists who are pioneers in the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), LCD (liquid crystal display), and computer-driven imagery. The exhibition is the first large-scale loan of digital artworks from the Thoma Foundation Read more....

Grants & Awards

Conserving Computer-Based Art at the Guggenheim Museum

The Thoma Foundation has awarded a 2-year grant to the Conservation of Computer-based Art (CCBA) initiative at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. Led by Joanna Phillips, the Guggenheim’s conservator of time-based media, the CCBA initiative is a multi-year project to develop, implement and disseminate new and best practices for the acquisition, preservation, maintenance and display of Read more....

Collection

Acquisition Highlight: Eduardo Kac’s Tesão, 1986/2016

Tesão by Eduardo Kac is an animation carried out in three acts that unfold to spell the artwork’s title, Portuguese slang for “horny.” Created when the artist was 24 years old, Tesão is a message to his then-girlfriend; the graffiti-like message also challenged the commercial and business applications of the network system. As a work of Read more....

Exhibitions

Shadow & Space

Two new exhibitions are on view at Orange Door, Chicago. Shadow & Space brings together painting and sculpture from the Foundation’s collection in which artists use unconventional materials to find new forms. Inspired by the Light & Space movement of Southern California in the 1960s, the exhibition dovetails on that genre’s innovative use of lighting effects for Read more....

Education

“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen

In a conversation recorded at Art House, Santa Fe on August 6, 2016, author Pamela McCorduck and Thoma Foundation curator Jason Foumberg explore the life and legacy of English artist Harold Cohen (1928–2016), who developed Aaron, the first contemporary software program capable of autonomously generating unique paintings and drawings.

Lectures & Symposia

“Collecting in the Age of Futurity”

Sep 23, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016 12 – 1 p.m. EXPO Chicago RSVP Required here

CHICAGO, IL – Thoma Foundation founder Carl Thoma joins writers, collectors and curators  of digital art in conversation at EXPO Chicago on Friday, September 23 at 12 p.m.

“Collecting in the Age of Futurity” will be chaired by Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Read more....

Collection

Bruce Nauman’s Setting a Good Corner Travels to Oklahoma State University

Aug 08, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA – Just in time for the start of the new academic year, Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host an artwork loan from the Thoma Foundation.

Bruce Nauman’s Setting a Good Corner (Allegory and Metaphor) is an hour-long video that depicts the artist erecting fence posts on his Las Read more....

Collection

Connecting People: Jon Ippolito on Harold Cohen

Here’s one example of how our diverse art collection leads to connections between people and ideas: Jon Ippolito, the recipient of our 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art to an established writer, discussing the work of Harold Cohen in At the Edge of Art, (London: Thames and Hudson, 2006), co-authored with Joline Blais.

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Collection

Thoma Foundation Announces Participation in EXPO Chicago

Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

The Foundation announces our participation in this year’s EXPO Chicago Special Exhibitions program with a booth featuring Daniel Rozin’s Selfish Gene Mirror (2015) from the Foundation’s Digital Art collection. Visit us at Booth 120 to meet our staff and learn more about our collection and programs.

In addition our founder, Carl Thoma, will be speaking on the “Collecting Read more....