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Light and Movement: The MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

10 Nov 1993 to 30 Apr 1994

Artists:

Getulio Alviani, James Angus, Joseph Beuys, Martha Boto, Joan Brassil, Bruno Contenotte, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Hugo DeMarco, Wojciech Fangor, Lars Frederikson, Frank Hinder, Tim Johnson, Edward Kienholz, Julio Le Parc, Enzo Mori, Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski, Robert Owen, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley, David Smith, Jesus Raphael Soto, Takis, Jean Tinguely, Luis Tomasello, Yutaka Toyota, Günter Uecker, Dennis Wilcox, Yvaral

Curator:

Linda Michael

About the exhibition

Light and Movement brought together works from the J. W. Power Collection which investigated optical and kinetic elements. Works by European artists such as Martha Boto, Bridget Riley and Takis were among the first purchased for the J.W. Power Collection in 1967, and created an international context for the Australian works of the same period. This art historical summation of the period was parried by the inclusion of works from the 1980s and 90s which also used movement and light but considered a plurality of artistic intent.

Kinetic sculptures were complemented by those using optical devices where others relied on the viewer’s movement through the space to activate the works. Mirrors, lights and spatial construction were the tools of the artists and curator to mimic the sensation of movement and enhance the visual effects of the artworks.