Hartmut Böhm in Dynamo: A Center of Light and Motion in Art, 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Dynamo: A Center of Light and Motion in Art, 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Installation view (l to r)
Bridget Riley, Hartmut Böhm, Hans Haacke, Josef Albers
Photo: Monika Brandmeier

April 10 – July 22, 2013

Notions of space, vision and light run through the abstract art of the 20th century and interest many world renowned contemporary artists such as Hartmut Böhm, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, John Armleder, Carsten Höller, Philippe Decrauzat, Jeppe Hein, Felice Varini and Xavier Veilhan.

By putting vibration along with the spectator’s perception in the centre of their works, they set up multiple resonances with optical and kinetic art, which first emerged at the Movement exhibition in Denise René’s Paris gallery in 1955, but also, more broadly, with what was later called “perceptual art” at the exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965.

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