‘Where in London could you take a hippy, a computer programmer, a ten-year-old schoolboy and guarantee that each would be perfectly happy for an hour without you having to lift a finger to entertain them?’ 2nd August 1968, Evening Standard. Cybernetic Serendipity, the landmark exhibition curated by Jasia Reichardt in 1968 will be celebrated at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw with a display of documents, installation photographs, press reviews, invitation cards and publications.
Garnering the attention of the national and international press at the time, Cybernetic Serendipity was the first international exhibition in the UK devoted to the relationship between the creative arts and new technology. This ground-breaking exhibition, designed by Franciszka Themerson, presented the work of over 130 participants including composers, engineers, artists, mathematicians and poets with no distinction made between these disciplines. The exhibition ran from 2 August to 20 October 1968 and welcomed nearly 60,000 visitors.