Notions of space, vision and light run through the abstract art of the 20th century and interest many world renowned contemporary artists such as 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.
In an unprecedented move, the whole of the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, an area of about 3,700 square metres, has been made available for the exhibition, in order to present almost 150 artists, who contributed to the development of this approach over a hundred years or so.
Elias Crespin presents his work Circuconcéntricos Transparente (2013).
General curator: Serge Lemoine
Curator: Matthieu Poirier
Associate curators: Domitille d’Orgeval and Marianne Le Pommeré
Exhibition design: Véronique Dollfus
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