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Pindar Van Arman: Monograph

Pindar Van Arman: Monograph

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Pindar Van Arman: Monograph, 2024

Publisher: Foundation for Art and Blockchain


Format: Clothbound, thread-sewn hardback

Size: 292,1 x 292,1 mm **(11.5 x 11.5 in)

Pages: 160 pp

Illustrations: 110 illustrations

Uniting art, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and robotics, Pindar Van Arman has devoted more than a decade and a half to developing painting robots that deconstruct his creative process. Working collaboratively, he and his robots produce paintings exploring the intersection of algorithmic and human creativity. With unwavering dedication to experimentation and innovation with AI, blockchain technology, and quantum computing, Van Arman is recognized as an important New Media pioneer. His work relentlessly scrutinizes the tension between the digital and physical.

Pindar Van Arman: Monograph provides a comprehensive overview of Van Arman's fascinating and varied oeuvre. Organized chronologically, it features an elaborate set of critical commentaries by Annabel Hallsworth, Danielle Ezzo, and Maxwell Cohen, complemented by a foreword from Zack Yanger and an original artistic response by Coldie. The book includes an exclusive, long-form interview with Van Arman, offering unique insight into his thought processes and working methods.

This monograph enriches understanding of Van Arman's career by documenting key moments in color plates of 110 reproduced artworks and exclusive studio photographs, alongside a detailed chronology and bibliography. It also offers a rare glimpse into the coding behind Reflection, the artwork series this publication accompanies.

About the authors:

Annabel Hallsworth graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class degree in History of Art. Having edited several experimental art and literary magazines, she joined the Foundation for Art and Blockchain as Content Publisher in 2023.

Danielle Ezzo is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work has been published in the Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Tate, Lenscratch, Fisheye Magazine, and Feature Shoot. Her work is in the collections of The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Decker Library at Maryland Institute College of Art, Olin Library at Cornell University, and others. Her bylines include The New Inquiry, Magnum Photos, Art Observed, Right Click Save, Fellowship Trust, and Obscura Journal.

Maxwell Cohen is the Editorial Director at the Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA), responsible for overseeing the production of all of MOCA’s written and recorded content. At MOCA LIVE, Maxwell emerged as a voice in the crypto art community, spearheading discussions on its intersection with technology and culture. A seasoned and versatile writer, he is also known for his novel Bananas!: the Novel, addressing millennial dilemmas, and his blog, Dispatches From the Roof, exploring contemporary issues with insight and wit.

Zack Yanger serves as the Senior Vice President at SuperRare Labs. He is an eminent NFT collector and artist, often referred to as 'Roses'.

Coldie is a Crypto Artist and NFT Consultant. Since 2018, he has been operating Coldie LLC, specializing in stereoscopic 3D art, including lenticular photography. As publisher of Stereo-Man 3D Magazine, he delivers stereoscopic 3D content. Coldie's visionary approach to combining art, typography, and crypto is reflected in his contributions to blockchain projects such as Elastos and Reddcoin, which have established his reputation in digital art.

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