Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jean Otth

(born in 1940, lives and works in Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland)
After studying art history and philosophy at the University of Lausanne, Jean Otth attended the art school of Lausanne. From then on, his artistic trajectory, still influenced by the practice of painting, became closely tied to the emergence of new technologies. He is one of the pioneers of video art in Switzerland in the early 1970’s, and his works were soon seen in numerous exhibitions both in Switzerland and abroad: Dokumenta 6 in Kassel, A.S.A.C., the Venice Biennale, and notably the Biennale of São Paulo, where he received the prize “Art and Communication” in 1973. During that period, he collaborated with professor René Berger on the course “Aesthetic and Mass Media” at the University of Lausanne.
nouvelles Augures
Métastases d’orage 03c.
The last title of the « anarchive » series dedicated to Jean Otth's ¦uvre is published.

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