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One of the works on display at the exhibition

Art in movement in a new exhibition at La Pedrera

The exhibition presents works dating from 1955 to 1975 by artists like Calder, Duchamp, Haacke, Duarte and Sempere.

A new exhibition, which will be on display at the Casa Milà exhibition space at La Pedrera until 27 January, aims to pay tribute to kinetic art, one of the last avant-garde art moments of the 20th century. Open Works. Art in Movement, 1955 - 1975, features works by 37 artists who represent best a movement that revolved around the ideas of openness, movement and space and that sought to distance itself from traditional ways of doing art while focusing on the role of the interaction of the artwork with the spectator. Among the exhibits you’ll find pieces by Marina Apollonio, Jordi Pericot, Leandre Cristòfol, Ángel Duarte, Eusebio Sempere, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Haacke, Nicolas Schöffer and Jean Tinguely, to cite just some of the artists.

In 1962, Umberto Eco theorized the concept of "open work", which he defined as "multiple and changing work, a field of infinite possibilities open to the interpretation by the observer". In this way, the viewer or observer also becomes the author of the work. Another highlight of this avant-garde movement is the dialogue that the artists established with science and the political and utopian implications of their links with the new principles of their age. Jordi Ballart and Marianna Gelussi are the curators of the exhibition.

Additional information is available at the following link.

 

 

Publication date: Friday, 28 September 2018
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