Coming this Fall: The Eighth New York Digital Salon Hosted by the School of Visual Arts

From November 6th through December 9th International Artists will exhibit Interactive Installations, Interactive Sculptures, Animated Films, Digital Prints, Performances and Websites at the Visual Arts Museum and on the Internet at

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Reception: November 6, 2000, Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street, Manhattan

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) will present the Eighth New York Digital Salon, an international traveling exhibition of art created with the computer, at the Visual Arts Museum, from November 6th through December 9th. Prominent computer artists from around the world will display digital art in four components: a gallery exhibition of prints, sculptures, interactive installations, CD-ROMS and performances; a series of animation/digital video screenings; a website with internet art and selected links; and a special issue of Leonardo containing original essays on digital culture.

There will be a kick-off weekend full of events, such as a performance night and screenings to panel discussions from November 6th through November 9th. An actual listing of events will be announced at a later date.

According to Bruce Wands, Chair of SVA’s MFA Computer Art Department and Director of the New York Digital Salon, "This year’s show promises to be the best ever. The 7th New York Digital Salon was a huge success in Spain, being viewed by 13,000 people in Madrid and Valladolid. The show was covered by ten television stations and every major newspaper and magazine in Spain. Media coverage was estimated at 40 million people. The growing interest in digital art on the international level has allowed the exhibition to have a unique collection of work from diverse cultures. We had over 80 artists from 14 countries."

After the NYDS8 debut in November, the exhibition will tour internationally in 2001 to Europe and Asia. The New York Digital Salon has been exhibited in New York City; Milan, Italy; Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante, and Valladolid, Spain; the Canarie Islands; and Lisbon, Portugal.

As New York Digital Salon and digital technology undergoes rapid changes, so has SVA’s Computer Art curriculum. Faculty and students stay on the cutting edge of digital creativity and are constantly learning about new hardware capabilities, new software packages, and integrating them into their creative work. The MFA Computer Art Department offers a curriculum specializing in Animation, Telecommunications, Interactive Multimedia, and Installations.

The NYDS8 is sponsored by School of Visual Arts; Leonardo: MIT Press; Thundergulch; Bell Atlantic; Apple Computer, Spain; Bandaluz; Video Report; World Art Magazine.

The hours for the Visual Arts Museum are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information please contact Kristin L. Wolfe at (212) 592-2010 or via email at .