OP ART 17 February – 20 May 2007  Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Catalogue “Op Art” at www.schirn.de Ed. by Martina Weinhart and Max Hollein. With texts by Frances Follin, Claus Pias, Martina Weinhart. German/English edition, 316 pages, ca. 220 color illustrations

fig.: STRUTTURA 867. ENZO MARI, 1976. Lacquered metal, wood, glass 48,5 x 84,5 x 12,7 cm. MUSEUM RITTER

The exhibition presents Op art and kinetic art from the early 1960s on. The play with light and optics fascinated a generation worldwide. The presented artists from America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Latin America devoted their work to explore visual phenomena and principles of perception. It was the time of the beginning of interactivity between sender and recipient. The interaction between the work and the viewer fulfils itself in installations that not only entail physical effects in the form of afterimages, vibrating colors, or flickering light but affect the entire consciousness. next>>>