Discover the "Generative Photography" exhibition at Paris Photo 2023, presented by elementum.art, featuring a curated NFT drop of groundbreaking works in generative photography. This event highlights the innovative contributions of established artists like Manfred P. Kage, Gottfried Jäger, Karl Martin Holzhäuser, Hein Gravenhorst, and Heinrich Heidersberger, alongside contemporary digital creators such as Andreas Müller-Pohle, Boris Eldagsen, and Michael Reisch. This collection, curated by Georg Bak of Photo Edition Berlin and Scheublein Fine Art, marks a pivotal moment in the art world, blending historical innovation with modern digital tools.
Generative photography, a movement rooted in abstract artistic expression and technological experimentation, has evolved dramatically since its inception in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Early pioneers like Alvin Langdon Coburn and Làszlo Moholy-Nagy broke traditional bounds, introducing techniques like photograms and vortographs in response to avant-garde movements in painting.
In 1930, Theo van Doesburg's manifesto for Concrete Art marked a shift towards non-representational art, influencing later generations of artists. The 1960s saw the emergence of Concrete and Generative Photography, with Herbert W. Franke and Gottfried Jäger leading the charge, integrating mathematics and photography in groundbreaking ways. Jäger's 1968 exhibition "Generative Photography" and his work as an artist, curator, and theorist played a crucial role in shaping this artistic movement.
Fast forward to the 21st century, the rapid evolution of digital technology has introduced tools like CGI, Photogrammetry, Augmented Reality, 3D scanning, and Machine Learning with GANs, challenging traditional notions of photography. The darktaxa-project, under the guidance of Michael Reisch, explores this new era of image production, contributing to the ongoing discourse on digital photography and its generative potential.
Embrace this unique opportunity to experience the convergence of history, art, and technology at the "Generative Photography" exhibition, where the legacy of early innovators meets the vision of contemporary digital artists. Discover the transformative journey of photography, from its abstract beginnings to the cutting-edge digital creations of today, and witness the unfolding of a new chapter in the world of art.