Conversations at the Edge: Current Schedule
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
February 28, 6:00 p.m.
Darko Fritz in person
"Darko Fritz is like a one-man tech-art history machine." —Bruce Sterling, author and Wired columnist
Renowned for his groundbreaking exhibitions of video and computer art, Amsterdam-based curator and artist Darko Fritz has also produced a body of artwork around concepts of the archive, glitch, error, and surveillance. For this program, Fritz presents selections from his Archives in Progress, an ongoing project that draws upon his past works—photos, videos, fax actions, net art, audiovisual performances, gallery installations, and public art—to explore the possibility of the archive and "pure information" as mediums for art. Organized with the support of the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam.
1987–2012, Croatia/Netherlands/UK, multiple formats, ca 75 min + discussion
Darko Fritz (b. 1966, Split, Croatia) is a multimedia artist, curator, researcher, and graphic designer. An architect by training, he has worked with video and computers since the late 1980s and the web since the mid 1990s. Fritz has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary and media art, including Angles and Intersections, Third Biennale of Quadrilateral, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (with Christiane Paul, Nina Czegledy, Peter Tomaž Dobrila and Elena Rossi, 2009); and Bit International—Computers and Visual Research, [New] Tendencies, Zagreb 1961–73, Neue Galerie, Graz (2007) and ZKM, Karlsruhe (2008). Fritz’s artworks are in the collections of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Skopje City Museum; World Bank, Washington D.C.; and Zagreb, Croatia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Applied Art, and National Library. He is currently based in Amsterdam, Kor?ula, and Zagreb.
Organized with the support of the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam.