Watermans Exhibition Goes to V&A

Suite of work by Andy Lomas acquired for V&A digital art collection

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The V&A, the world’s largest museum of art and design, has announced it will acquire almost the full suite of work from Andy Lomas’s recent exhibition at Watermans for its digital art collection.

The exhibition Morphogenetic Creations was curated by Irini Papadimitriou for Watermans and the exhibition ran for 6 weeks in Watermans’ main gallery this summer.

Andy Lomas

The work acquired by the V&A will include large format prints and video works covering all three phases of the recent Cellular Forms, as well as the stereoscopic version of Hybrid Forms that formed the centrepiece of the exhibition.

Andy Lomas said, ‘I am particularly pleased that the V&A want to add the works as a connected whole rather than just a few selected pieces. It's very much an honour to be added to their digital art collection since it is considered the main national collection in the UK, includes work stretching back to the 1960s, and has a strong focus on digitally created art that uses algorithmic processes.’

Director at Watermans Jan Lennox said, ‘We are thrilled that Andy’s work has been recognized by a museum of the global standing of the V&A, and that our role in curating the exhibition was key to that. This again shows how important mid-sized venues are for supporting cutting-edge digital art, and we are proud to be able to bring this standard of art to Hounslow.’

September 30, 2016

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