Kinetic and programmed art
March 23, 2012
May 27, 2012
Contemporary arts of the XX and XXI century
The idea of a shape in motion is what lies behind programmed and kinetic art, where motion is not to be intended as the object's physical movement but as its transformation in the very same moment in which it is perceived by an observer. This artistic movement associated with programmes and "manifestos" arises in the middle of the 50s as a need shared by many artists striving for sharing their common goals in the field of a research connected to physics and visual perception. Such a commonality of aims results into a great homogeneity of theories, researches and outcomes characterising the different groups, even though sometimes culturally and geophysically distant from one another, thus encouraging the cultural interchange. Italy gives birth, not only to the Gruppo T (with Anceschi, Boriani, Colombo, De Vecchi and Varisco in Milan) and ENNE (with Biasi, Costa, Landi and Massironi in Padua) both associating their researches with those of such artists as Munari, Veronesi and Mari, but also to more specifically "programmed" experimentations carried out by Sperimentale P and Sperimentale R. The GRAV establishes itself in France, while the Zero Gruppe in Germany. Also Yougoslavia and Russia conform to kinevisual researches.
This exhibition will deal with the history of the most meaningful groups and personalities both in Italy and abroad in the 50s and 60s, decade after which the collective experiences come to their end and the groups fall apart. Moreover, it will also present the developments autonomously carried out still in the 70s by the new exponents of this artistic expression. Curated by Giovanni Granzotto and Mariastella Margozzi
From Tuesday to Sunday 8.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Last admittance 45 minutes before closing time
Opening exhibitions: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
museum + exhibition: 10 €
exhibition reduced over 65: 5 €