Join us for the launch of the Computer Arts Society Quantel Paintbox exhibition from 6 pm on Wednesday, 13 December at BCS in London.

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Join us for the launch of the Computer Arts Society Quantel Paintbox exhibition, featuring the first digital art by David Hockney, Jennifer Bartlett and recently discovered Paintbox Art by Keith Haring.

The evening starts at 6 pm with a short introduction to the Quantel Paintbox exhibition by curator and 1985 Paintbox Artist, Adrian Wilson.

This will be followed by a presentation of her Digital Art career by the exhibition's designer, Amsterdam-based former Paintbox demonstrator for Quantel, Kim Mannes-Abbott.

The main event will be Cesare Massarenti, a person who not only saw the Paintbox prototype being made but also bought the first Paintbox in France for the company in Paris that was described at the Digital House of Medici" - Computer Video Film.

He will describe the ground-breaking work CVF created and introduce the international premiere of a recently discovered and restored Paintbox video, '6 Artists Using a Computer' which was commissioned from CVF by the French Ministry of Culture in 1985.

The event will end at 8 pm after questions and answers, and a socialising period.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Computer Arts Society

Quantel Paintbox Exhibition Launch - Computer Arts Society
Date and time
Wednesday 13 December, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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