We are excited to announce a joint exhibition with EXPANDED.ART that showcases a curated selection of abstract art. The exhibition explores the intersection of art and technology, mostly focusing on the use of algorithms and code in the creation of abstract generative works but also the use of blockchain technology by artists such as Anna Beller.

The origins of abstract art are debated, with some tracing its roots to ancient Islamic art and others locating its beginnings in the early 20th century Western art movement. During the years leading up to World War I, artists such as Delaunay, Kandinsky, Malevich, and Tatlin embraced abstraction in their practice. While Kandinsky is often credited as the first artist to create purely abstract, non-representational paintings, his work was later challenged by the abstract art of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, whose focus on spirituality differed from Kandinsky's logical theories. The emergence of the de Stijl group in the Netherlands and the Dada group in Switzerland further expanded the spectrum of abstract art, leading to what some consider the two golden eras of the movement: 1912-1925 and 1947-1970.

Since the late 1950s, a group of artists have been utilising algorithmic procedures to create art. Early pioneers in this field include Herbert W. Franke and Vera Molnar, whose works are featured in this exhibition. In recent years, there has been an eruption of abstract works within the digital realm, where artists are increasingly employing code to create generative works. This has led to the emergence of a new, vibrant movement and community that has yet to be fully explored within the broader context of art history.

Artists are employing algorithms and codes to create formal ideas of abstraction in their compositions and the recent development of blockchain technology has further accelerated this movement. By exploring the intersection of art and technology through the works of these innovative artists, this exhibition invites the viewer to consider the ways in which these fields interact and influence one another.

ARTISTS: Herbert W. Franke, Lee Mullican, Heinrich Heidersberger, Anna Lucia, Kim Asendorf, Banz & Bowinkel, Anna Carreras, Anna Beller, Ira Greenberg, Iskra Velitchkova, Jonas Lund, Leander Herzog & Richard Nadler, Aaron Penne, Lisa Orth, Marcel Schwittlick, Manuel Rossner, Ivona Tau, Julien Espagnon, Damjanski, and Olga Fradina.

Exhibition takes please IRL in Berlin at EXPANDED.ART and online on Verse.

RELEASE SCHEDULE

The digital works will be minted on Ethereum and will be available to collect on Verse. The artists will release 1/1s, limited and open editions, and long-form generative art projects. Prints, paintings and drawings will be available on EXPANDED.ART

20 JANUARY | 7PM CET | 1PM ET | 10AM PT: : Anna Beller, Ivona Tau, Manuel Rossner, Lee Mullican, Leander Herzog & Richard Nadler (fxhash, Tezos)



23 JANUARY | 7PM CET | 1PM ET | 10AM PT: 
Ira Greenberg, Julien Espagnon, Olga Fradina, Lisa Orth

24 -25 JANUARY | 7PM CET | 1PM ET | 10AM PT 
AUCTION : Aaron Penne



24 JANUARY | 7PM CET | 1PM ET | 10AM PT DUTCH AUCTION : Anna Carreras

25 JANUARY | 7PM CET | 1PM ET | 10AM PT
 DUTCH AUCTION: Anna Lucia

IRL OPENING: 20 January | 6-9 PM CET | EXPANDED.ART | Friedrichstraße 67 | Berlin The artists Richard Nadler, Anna Beller, Manuel Rossner, Julien Espagnon, Banz & Bowinkel, and Marcel Schwittlick will be present.

CRYPTO ART SALON BERLIN: 29 January 6-9 PM CET | EXPANDED.ART | Friedrichstraße 67 | Berlin : Anika Meier in conversation with Kim Asendorf and Leander Herzog on the past and present of generative art on the blockchain.

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Julien Espagnon
Stella Nova, 2022
60 artworks
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Olga Fradina
Lithograph, 2023
50 artworks
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Lisa Orth
Soft Waking, 2023
25 artworks
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Ira Greenberg
ProtoNematode.01, 2023
50 artworks
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Ira Greenberg

Ira Greenberg has been a painter, 2D/3D animator, print designer, web/interactive designer/developer, programmer, art director, creative director, managing director, art and computer science professor and author. He wrote the first major language reference on the Processing programming language, Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art, (Berkeley, CA: friends of ED, 2007) and two...
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Julien Espagnon

Julien Espagnon studied Applied Arts before becoming a web designer, then a frontend developer in a communication agency. During his studies, he discovered generative art and the use of code as a creative medium, in which he quickly found his artistic calling. For an entire year in 2017, he created a daily shape of animated generative art using Processing, which would become the "365 shapes of...
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Olga Fradina

Olga Fradina is a generative and digital artist. With a background in graphic design and a successful career in interior design spanning over two decades, Fradina has long aspired to fully realize her artistic potential. In the early months of 2022, Fradina began a series of experimental endeavors utilizing various software applications in an effort to establish her unique stylistic...
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Lisa Orth

Lisa Orth is an American artist based on the West Coast, known for her work in the fields of generative art, graphic design, and tattooing. While leveraging her traditional art and design background into the new digital art space, her abstract generative work explores the intersection of art and technology, utilizing themes of colliding textures, movement and color. Her work has been included in...
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