EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART

El Museo del Barrio

“The Illusive Eye is about illusions—those we see and feel when we look at Op and kinetic art and those experienced by the curators and art historians of these movements,” said Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo and exhibition curator. “The perceptual play of things seen and unseen provides us with a model for understanding the relative invisibility of Latin American artists in past surveys of Op art.”.

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS THE ILLUSIVE EYE— AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF KINETIC AND OP ART, El Museo del Barrio, February 2, 2016

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CultureBuzz Converses with Yaacov Agam – The father of Kinetic Art

CultureBuzz Converses with Yaacov Agam – The father of Kinetic Art

CultureBuzzIsrael

An Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art.

Agam has created some of the most popular artworks in Israel – one of them is Ne’eman Building in Tel Baruch, which was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest artwork in the world.

CultureBuzz Converses with Yaacov Agam – The father of Kinetic Art, CultureBuzzIsrael, 2013

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Israeli Artist Yaacov Agam’s Work Joins Picasso and Matisse in France

Israeli Artist Yaacov Agam’s Work Joins Picasso and Matisse in France

The Algemeiner

“I should like to emphasize three important factors which I regard as basic to all my research and to my whole work: the fact of having been raised on the soil of Israel, a soil rich in traditions… which have all to be recreated in a new way in order to find their place in modern life; the fact of being the son of a rabbi, who has tried all his life to dissociate the spirit from physical matter; the fact of having become acquainted with the Kabbala and pursuing a quest for inner truth.”

Israeli Artist Yaacov Agam’s Work Joins Picasso and Matisse in France, The Algemeiner, 2012

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Visual Symphonies

Visual Symphonies

Taipei Times

Yaacov Agam, an artistic pioneer whose art weaves time, movement and color together, recently unveiled his latest work in Taipei by Catherine Shu

“When you have a child, the first thing he will do is take a pen and make a line. The line is one dimension, it starts and finishes, you can measure it and everything. The first [visual] expression of man was line, it was all one-dimensional art, all drawings were done in lines. The second dimension is [represented in] Egyptian art, the legs were all shown from the side, people were drawn in profile, eyes were seen from the side.
Then you had three dimensions, which is volume. For example, in the Mona Lisa, there is not only the subject but also mountains and rocks behind her, you have depth.
When I introduced the fourth dimension, many artists started using it, and I am now exploring the fifth and sixth dimension. When you see something in my artwork, you see something that is happening and every minute can be different. When I finish a work, it is just starting.
[Agam takes out the Beating Heart kinetic sculpture and arranges it on a table.]
In modern science, in physics, the biggest advantage is that you can measure energy, you can measure time. But you can’t measure reality because if you want to measure it, you have to stop it and if you stop it then it’s not the same thing. Now, if I touch it like this [Agam gently presses on one side of the sculpture], you get one element. [Agam gently touches it again, on another side.] Now when I do it like this, the center doesn’t move, so it’s different than before. It’s different, every time you touch it, it’s another movement. Time gave me another movement and time is always unforeseen. It’s different, but it’s still the same thing. You don’t know how it will change.”

Visual Symphonies, Taipei Times, 2010

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Celebrating Tel Aviv’s urban icons

Celebrating Tel Aviv’s urban icons

Jewish News

Mia Serra finds works of art that inspire on the streets of Israel’s most vibrant city

Celebrating Tel Aviv’s urban icons, Jewish News, 2018

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Yaacov Agam Museum of Art opens in Rishon LeZion

Yaacov Agam Museum of Art opens in Rishon LeZion

ISRAEL21c

A colorful new museum houses the works of the renowned kinetic artist born in 1928 in what is now Israel’s fourth-largest city.

Yaacov Agam Museum of Art opens in Rishon LeZion, ISRAEL21c, 2018

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Jesús Soto by Saul Anton

Jesús Soto by Saul Anton

BOMB

Soto’s brand of Op Art arose from a desire among artists of the postwar generation to produce a new art that would be both modern and social. Seeking to produce a democratic and rational art rooted in science and technology, Soto rejected the tradition of expressing subjective reality.

Jesús Soto by Saul Anton, BOMB, 2000

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Original Creators: The Father Of Op-Art Victor Vasarely

Original Creators: The Father Of Op-Art Victor Vasarely

VICE 

We take a look at some iconic artists from numerous disciplines who have left an enduring and indelible mark on today’s creators.

Original Creators: The Father Of Op-Art Victor Vasarely, VICE, 2012

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In the Studio of ‘Lo’

In the Studio of ‘Lo’

International Costa Life,2008

International Costa Life visits Laurent Martin ‘Lo’ in his studio.
In the Studio of Lo, International Costa Life, 2008 ,

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Heritage Muine- KIAF Seoul 2017

Heritage Muine-  KIAF Seoul 2017

Heritage Muine

An article covering of Puerta Roja’s booth at KIAF 2017, featuring Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Aguirre, Javier León Pérez, María García-Ibáñez, Ventoso and Laurent Martin ‘Lo’.

Puerta Roja at KIAF Seoul 2017, Heritage Muine, October 2017

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