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NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology

Oct 15, 2015–Jan 17, 2016

The 1960s program Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was a turning point in art’s relationship with science as artists and scientists worked together on new, creative projects. The CJM’s Chief Curator Renny Pritikin with consultation from Paolo Salvagione, curate NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, acknowledging that seminal event and celebrating the Bay Area’s leading role in bringing digital innovation into the fine arts. NEAT features nine Bay Area artists, representing three generations of practitioners. Each artist has been commissioned to make a new piece, or update an older artwork, that demonstrates how digital programming is a central, yet just the latest, tool for artist creativity. 


Gary Sexton Photography

  • Jim Campbell
  • Paul DeMarinis
  • Gabriel Dunne and Vishal K Dar
  • Mary Franck
  • Alan Rath
  • Paolo Salvagione
  • Micah Elizabeth Scott
  • Scott Snibbe
  • Camille Utterback
digital catalog

The digital catalog highlights the art, ideas, and technology of NEAT. Experience the exhibition through multimedia content—from artist interviews and provocative essays, to Jewish contextual interviews, and exhibition-related events.

gallery PHOTOS
Feb 17, 2016

Three Excursions in Artificial Existence, Out of the Yards

Jan 5, 2016

In San Francisco, Closing the Gap Between Art and Tech, Hyperallergic

Jan 1, 2016

Top Ten 2015: San Francisco, art ltd. magazine

Dec 30, 2015

CJM: The Art of Spycraft, SF Weekly

Dec 22, 2015

Interview: Art Is For Everyone, A Discussion With Cecile Puretz Of The Contemporary Jewish Museum, SciArt in America

Dec 15, 2015

NEAT @ Contemporary Jewish Museum,

Dec 10, 2015

The Convergence of Art and Technology at Contemporary Jewish Museum, The New Asterisk

Nov 30, 2015

NEAT—New Experiments in Art and Technology. Curated by Renny Pritikin, Art Business

Nov 11, 2015

Art and Tech Have a Really Cool Baby at San Francisco Museum, re/code

Nov 4, 2015

Not Just NEAT, 'New Experiments in Art and Technology' Delight, KQED

Nov 3, 2015

At Jewish Museum, tech is art and vise versa, San Francisco Chronicle

Oct 29, 2015

NEAT: Art and Tech Converge at Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF Weekly

Oct 22, 2015

Technology-driven artworks amaze in CJM's NEAT, San Francisco Examiner

Oct 21, 2015

review | NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, eventseeker blog

Oct 19, 2015

NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, SFAQ

Oct 16, 2015

NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, Culture Vulture

Oct 15, 2015

Art and Engineering Intersect in The Contemporary Jewish Museum's Exhibition, Hoodline

Sep 3, 2015

Art preview: Autumn offers the region many fine exhibits, The Sacramento Bee

Aug 28, 2015

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Art, San Francisco Chronicle

Aug 25, 2015

Fall exhibits 2015: Diebenkorn, Wegman, influential Japanese works coming to Bay Area exhibits, San Jose Mercury News


NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Patron sponsorship has been provided by Suzanne and Elliott Felson and Alison Gelb Pincus and Mark Pincus. Supporting sponsorship has been provided by an Anonymous donor, the David Berg Foundation, New York, and Gaia Fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Media Sponsorship has been provided by KQED.

Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation.

Image Credits

Header image: Gabriel L. Dunne and Vishal K. Dar, NAAG XY, 2015, Multi-channel projections, EPS foam, plaster, 164 x 102 x 60 in. Courtesy of the Artists.

Image Gallery: Photos of exhibition opening of NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology by Gary Sexton Photography. Installation images of NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Techonology by JKA Photography.