RAVE: Zsofi Valyi-Nagy
Programmed intuition: Vera Molnar’s aesthetic experiments with the CRT screen
Presentation by Zsofi Valyi-Nagy (Art History Ph.D. Candidate). She will be presenting her pre-circulated paper titled “Programmed intuition: Vera Molnar’s aesthetic experiments with the CRT screen.” Zsofi’s paper is available on the RAVE website with the password “Molnar”.
Stefenie Proksch-Weilguni (Art History Ph.D. Candidate, Bern) will offer a response.
Zsofi Valyi-Nagy is a PhD candidate in modern and contemporary art, focusing on the intersections of postwar art, technology, and gender. She is working on a dissertation titled “Vera Molnar’s Programmed Abstraction: Computer Graphics and Geometric Abstract Art in Postwar Europe.” She is currently based in Paris, France, where she is a Fulbright fellow at the Centre André Chastel: Laboratoire de recherche en histoire de l'art. Her dissertation project has also been supported by the Dedalus Foundation. Zsofi is also a practicing artist and holographer.
Stefanie Proksch-Weilguni is a doctoral candidate with a Cotutelle de thèse at the University of Basel and Vienna. Her dissertation in art history deals with the Austrian painter and filmmaker Maria Lassnig. The focus is on her work of the New York years from 1968 to 1980 and her role in the filmmakers' group of the Women/Artist/Filmmakers. In the context of the feminist avant-garde, the contemplation of her "Body-awareness-paintings" and her experimental films as well as her animations should promote a comprehension of body art across media. Stefanie completed her Bachelor's and Master's Degree at the Art History Institute, University of Vienna between 2009 to 2016, with an Erasmus semester at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2015. During last year's winter quarter she was a visiting PhD candidate at the University of Chicago and SAIC.
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Image: Vera Molnar, Transformations (2/18), 1976, Reproduction of a computer plotter drawing, from the catalogue Vera Molnar: Transformations: The Concourse Gallery: Polytechnic of Central London, 10 June – 2 July 1976.