MOCRA exhibitions: Enter Jerusalem

A German artist seeks to bridge the divide between media of the past and contemporary
computer-based media in order to create a contemporary version of the Christian icon.

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September 26  - November 23, 1997
     free public opening reception with music by the Saint Louis University String Ensemble 
     Friday, September 26, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
exhibition extended through December 21, 1997

The Role of the Computer in Contemporary Art
an afternoon symposium

     Saturday, November 15, 1997  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
     for more information click here

An exhibition catalog is available for sale at MOCRA.

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Manfred Stumpf - Entrance Into Jerusalem (1996)

Manfred Stumpf, Entrance into Jerusalem, 1996.
Computer-generated painting.
144 x 92 in.
Image courtesy of the artist

and Stefan Stux Gallery, New York

Born in 1957, German artist Manfred Stumpf studied in Frankfurt, New York, and Vienna. He is a versatile artist whoo has worked in the media of drawing and painting. He also has created installation work in Germany and Russia, and has done performance pieces in Jerusalem and Rome. Since the mid-1980s he has shown great interest in the role of the computer in the creation of art, likening the computer's pixels to the tesserae (tiles) of Byzantine mosaics.

Stumpf's art has been exhibited in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Basel, Geneva, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Rome, Jerusalem, Moscow, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Houston. Last winter, he was featured in the Views from Abroad exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His exhibition Enter Jerusalem was the premiere exhiibiton for the new Stefan Stux Gallery in West Chelsea (New York City) in November 1996. MOCRA's presentation of Enter Jerusalem marks the first St. Louis showing of Manfred Stumpf's work.
Enter Jerusalem was organized and lent by Stefan Stux Gallery, New York.

Additional links

Manfred Stumpf website

Manfred Stumpf on Wikipedia

Stux Gallery

More about icons (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

"The Iconic and Symbolic in Orthodox Iconography," essay by Bishop Auxentios

Manfred Stumpf: Enter Jerusalem in the media
Higher purpose. Greater good.
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