3 juin 2013

A blinding migraine is the risk you take in going to see this nevertheless terrific retrospective on “kinetic” art, expressed using neon lights or movement. Covering a century of abstract art, it’s nothing if not playful, as you discover over the course of the exhibit and the incredible work by the curator Serge Lemoine;  from Alexander Calder to Joseph Alberts, Anish Kapoor to Xavier Veilhan, Fraçois Morellet to Victor Vasarely and Julio Le Parc, these abundantly creative artists put the viewer’s perception at the heart of their work , playing with the idea of participation and interaction, such as the cage of blue plastic cords you can step into and explore or a tactile labyrinth to feel your way around. At 3,700 square meters, the entire Grand Palais is given over to 150 artists, beginning in the garden with a fog sculpture by Fujiko Nakaya hovering over the fountain in front of the main stairway.

Like an acid trip

“The human eye is our starting point” said the GRAV group, while for Jean Tinguely, “the only stable thing is movement, everywhere and always”; this soon becomes evident with interactive works which make a noise when you touch them, and mirrors or forms which change when you move. Sparkling, spinning, shining, and flashing, it’s like being on an acid trip! Fortunately large black sofas throughout the exhibition allow you to pull yourself back together… And make your way to the final galleries, which are much more restrained, with work by the “pioneers” – Delaunay, Kupka, Duchamp, Richter, Calder and Rodtchenko seeming much more reserved in comparison… It’s also worth noting that for the first time, an app has been created with Orange to access free information on certain works, post comments on the Grand Palais website and on social networks. Interactive art is born!


Dynamo at the Grand Palais,until 22 July 2013 –infos


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