Between 1968 and 1973 the Zagreb computer art festival "tendencije" was an important exhibition and discussion venue for the first generation of the computer-based arts. Most people in Germany today are unaware that the early avant-garde of this art form first established itself in southeast Europe. This exhibition in Karlsruhe presented the artistic and scientific milestones of the festival to a broad audience and depicted their significance in the development and current positions of the media arts today.
Curator: Darko Fritz (CRO/NL)
Research assistants / writers: Jerko Denegri (SER), Edward Shanken (USA)
Artists: Otto Beckman (A), Vladimir Bonacic (HR), Hiroshi Kawano (J), Gustv Metzger (GB), Frieder Nake, Edvard Zajec (SL/USA) and others
Date and venue:
23 Feb. 2008 - 18 Jan. 2009 ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe