The Old Library
Friday, June 7, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF
North West England
Chester Visual Arts

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers
The Old Library, Chester
Friday 7 June – Sunday 8 September 2019
Open: 11am – 5pm, Wednesday – Sunday
Free admission

Chester Visual Arts brings the major V&A exhibition Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers to Chester this summer.

Featuring key artworks from the pioneers of digital art over the last 50 years, this groundbreaking exhibition is being held in the city, its first touring venue following the V&A, and is another significant milestone towards the organisation’s objective to establish a permanent contemporary art gallery in Chester.

Since the 1960s, artists and programmers have used computers to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. Chance and Control draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art and includes work by pioneering digital artists such as Frieder Nake and Georg Nees – who produced some of the earliest computer art – through to the younger generation of artists practicing today. It offers viewers the rare opportunity to trace the chronological development of digital art, exploring how aspects of chance and control shaped the creative process and produced vivid and original artworks.

Created by the V&A – touring the nation.

The exhibition has been made possible thanks to funding from the Tyrer Charitable Trust.

With thanks to The Westminster Foundation for providing additional funding for the exhibition, which has also been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.