Abstraction in Media-Art: From Simplification to Complication

Abstraction in Media-Art: From Simplification to Complication

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Bohdan Shumylovych

Center for Urban History


Center for Urban History, Lviv

This lesson of media-art showed the differing forms of abstraction that exist within the static framework of a canvas. The question explored the various genres of media-art and the characteristics that unite contemporary with traditional art.

The showing of video-art was from the collection of the WRO Art Center. The center was founded in Wroclaw as a result of experiments and activities of the Fund for the Development of Media Art, which is the only independent organization in Poland that specializes in the sphere of contemporary art, media and its technology. Since 1989 the fund has been producing WRO – the International Biennale for Media-Art.

[n:ja] - frame [AT, 2002], 5:36.
Piotr Wyrzykowski - Beta Nassau [PL, 1993], 9:49.
Andrzej Dudek-Durer - Cemetery [PL, 1993], 7:45.
Woiciech Doroszuk - Dissection Theatre [PL, 2006], 10:01.
Robert Arnold - Echolalia [US, 2003], 2:57.
John Smith - Frozen War [UK, 2002], 11:32.
Maciej Toporowicz - Obsession [PL, 1993], 3:44.
Lorenzo Oggiano - Quazi-Objects / Cinematic N.07 [IT, 2006], 4:38.
Jan Verbeek - Osmotic [DR/KR 2006], 3:13.
Igor Krenz - Life of Things [PL], 4:20.
Telcosystems - Scape_Time [NL, 2006], 8:21.
Krzysztof Filip Tomaszewski - Spectrum [PL, 2005-2007], 6:20.
Wei Liu - Hopeless Land [CN, 2008], 7:16.

Andriy Linik curator’s project was realized during a scholarship at the WRO Art Center within the framework of the GaudePolonia scholarship.

Bohdan Shumylovych

art critic, researcher at the Center

Lecture is a part of the lecture series "Opening the World of Art".


Cover Image: Video still from "Quasi-Objects / Cinematic Environment 8" / Lorenzo Oggiano