PAMM Pérez Art Museum

Julio Le Parc

Form into Action

18 Nov 2016 - 19 Mar 2017

Julio Le Parc
Sphère rouge (Red Sphere), 2001–12
Collection of Jorge M. and Darlene Pérez. Installation view: Julio Le Parc, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013. Julio Le Parc © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: André Morin.
Julio Le Parc
Martha Le Parc with Lunettes pour une vision autre (Glasses for Another Vision), 1965
Photo: © Julio Le Parc / Atelier Le Parc
Julio Le Parc
Continuel-lumière cylindre (Continuous Light Cylinder),1962/2013
Painted wood, stainless steel, motor, metal disk, and light. Dimensions variable.
Courtesy the artist. Photo: Everton Ballardin © Galeria Nara Roesler,
Julio Le Parc
Cloison à lames réfléchissantes (Partition with Reflective Strips), 1966/2005
Painted wood and stainless steel. 90 1/2 x 104 x 31 1/2 inches.
Julio Le Parc © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: André Morin.
Julio Le Parc
La Longue Marché, Étape n° 3 (The Long March, Step n° 3), 1974.
Acrylic on canvas. 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches.
Courtesy the artist. Photo: © Julio Le Parc / Atelier Le Parc.
Form into Action
18 November 2016 – 19 March 2017

Julio Le Parc (b. 1928, Mendoza, Argentina) is a central and influential figure in participatory kinetic art, who has been largely overlooked in the United States, until now. Form into Action, which is the first solo museum exhibition and only comprehensive survey of the artist’s work in North America, will be presented across the Museum’s two spacious and adaptable special exhibition galleries and will feature more than 100 works produced by Le Parc between 1958 and 2013. The exhibition will explore how the artist sought to ‘demystify art’, breaking down barriers between artwork, viewer and museum.

Comprised of more than 100 works, including large-scale installations and rarely seen works on paper and archival material, the exhibition delves into the artist’s groundbreaking innovations in the fields of light, movement and perception, developed over the course of an almost sixty-year career. Form into Action examines the breadth of Le Parc's interests and methodologies, focusing primarily on his investigation into notions of spectator-ship and his continuous quest to engage and empower viewers. Works shown will come from numerous public institutions and private collections from Europe, Latin America and the United States. On view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, Form into Action will expose tens of thousands of local residents and visitors to Le Parc's work for the first time.

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