Belvedere 21

Retrospect: Kinetika 1967

26 Apr - 28 Aug 2016

Exhibition View "Retrospect: Kinetika 1967"
© Belvedere, Vienna, 2016
View into the exhibition hall, Kinetika, 1967
Photo: mumok archive (Photographer unknown)
27 April - 28 August 2016

Curated by Harald Krejci

Light shows, optical illusions and veritable machines of perception will be on display at the 21er Haus until 28 August 2016. Retrospect: Kinetika 1967 gathers together 25 masterpieces of kinetic light art and op art by Nicolas Schöffer, Julio Le Parc, Martha Boto, Heinz Mack and Lily Greenham, among others. The exhibition brings to life the way in which technology, cybernetics and visual research found their way to the other side of the screen and into art in the 1960s.

A historical point of reference is provided by Kinetika, the first international op art exhibition in Austria, which took place in 1967 at the Museum of the Twentieth Century, the predecessor of today’s 21er Haus. The director at the time, Werner Hofmann, brought international avant-garde art trends to Vienna that saw their point of departure in rationale and not in genius.

Artists of the exhibition:
Marc Adrian, Antonio Asis, Martha Boto, Gianni Colombo, Toni Costa, Hugo Demarco, Günter Fruhtrunk, Horacio García-Rossi, Karl Gerstner, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Lily Greenham, Richard Kriesche, Julio Le Parc, Heinz Mack, Enzo Mari, Koloman Novak, Hermann J. Painitz, Helga Philipp, Nicolas Schöffer, Ed Sommer, Joël Stein, Jean Tinguely, Gregorio Vardanega, Victor Vasarely, Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely)

Tags: Marc Adrian, Martha Boto, Gianni Colombo, Günter Fruhtrunk, Karl Gerstner, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Richard Kriesche, Heinz Mack, Enzo Mari, Julio Le Parc, Helga Philipp, Nicolas Schöffer, Jean Tinguely, Gregorio Vardanega, Victor Vasarely