Jasia Reichardt

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Jasia Reichardt
Warsaw, Poland
Occupationart critic, curator, writer
Notable worksCybernetic serendipity: the computer and the arts

Jasia Reichardt (born 1933) is a British art critic, curator, and writer.


Jasia Reichardt was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1933. In the 1950s she was assistant editor of Art News and Review, a weekly arts magazine.[1] From 1963 to 1971 she was assistant director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.[2] In 1968 she curated the Cybernetic Serendipity and Fluorescent Chrysanthemum exhibition at the ICA,[3] and was editor of Cybernetic serendipity: the computer and the arts, a special edition of Studio International magazine, which was published at the same time.[4] From 1974 to 1976 Reichardt was a director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery.[2] Since 1990, with Nick Waldley. She has taught at the Architectural Association and other colleges. She has organised and catalogued the Themerson Archive.


  • The Computer in Art[5] 1971
  • Cybernetics, art, and ideas[6] 1971
  • Robots: Fact, Fiction, and Prediction[7] 1978

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  1. ^ "Persecution and survival: One family, three cities, six years of war". Ham & High. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1959-1977. Getty Research Institute. Accessed January 2014.
  3. ^ Charlie Gere, ‘Minicomputer Experimentalism in the United Kingdom from the 1950s to 1980’ in Hannah Higgins, & Douglas Kahn (Eds.), Mainframe experimentalism: Early digital computing in the experimental arts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (2012), p. 119
  4. ^ Jasia Reichardt (ed) (November 1968). Cybernetic Serendipity, the computer and the arts. Studio International Special Issue 905.
  5. ^ Reichardt, Jasia (1971). The computer in art. Studio Vista.
  6. ^ Reichardt, Jasia (1971). Cybernetics, art, and ideas. New York Graphic Society.
  7. ^ Reichardt, Jasia (1978). Robots: Fact, Fiction, and Prediction. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-004938-1.

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