504 E Locust St
Des Moines, California 50309

YBCA and Zero1, producers of the 01SJ Biennial, present
Collecting the Impossible
Sun, Sep 19, 2 pm – 4 pm

The history of computer-based art practice goes back to at least the 1968 Cybernetic Serendipity
exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, yet digital art is only now starting to attract the attention of collectors in greater numbers. Digital art milestones such as Listening Post by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen, the thrilling public spectacles of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and the break-through LED works of Jim Campbell have been collected by a few pioneer institutions and brave individuals, but these works and others like them can be daunting to collectors. They present new and unusual technical, legal and maintenance obstacles that can inhibit collectors and thus the market as well as support for a whole class of artists.

Prominent collectors, critics and artists on this panel will explore the historical dynamics of collecting digital art and building an art market for challenging work. They will discuss their personal experiences and professional opinions about the lessons to be learned to effect a robust collecting environment for the kind of remarkable work seen at the 01SJ Biennial taking place in San Jose September 16-19, and a very few other venues worldwide.

Panel participants include: Richard Rinehart, Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (moderator); collectors Dennis Scholl, Miami, FL and Jeff Dauber, San Francisco, CA; Katie Clark, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Jason Kaufman, Chief US Correspondent, The Art Newspaper and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson.

Admission: $12 Regular/$10 YBCA Member/Senior/Student/Teacher

Collecting the Impossible: YBCA, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 – Large Conference Room/Reception to follow in YAAW Lounge

Public Info:
415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org

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