Curator: Serge Lemoine
27 April – 27 October 2013
After the Erró. The Planetary Eye exhibition, which was on display in 2012, The Stämpfli Foundation now offers its second temporary exhibition: Cinetik !. The curator for this exhibition is Serge Lemoine, who is also the curator of the exhibition Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l’art 1913-2013 (Dynamo. A century of light and movement in art 1913-2013), to be presented at the Galeries Nacionals del Grand Palais in Paris from 10th April to 22nd July 2013.
The Cinetik ! Exhibition revolves around an artistic trend developed in the 1950s and 1960s: lumino-kinetics. In their works, the artists who were a part of it dealt with the notions of vision, space, light, structures and movements, through installations that the visitor can interact with. The Stämpfli Foundation presents a selection of the historic op-art and kinetic artists that participated in this movement and who share the particularity of having Spanish and Latin American origins, although most of them would wind up living in Paris: Antonio Asís, Martha Boto, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Iván Contreras-Brunet, Hugo Demarco, Ángel Duarte, Horacio García-Rossi, Francisco Sobrino, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luís Tomasello, Gregorio Vardanega.
This movement continues to influence numerous contemporary artists –like Elías Crespin, also exhibiting here–, who reinterpret the themes explored by the previous generation: gratings, interferences, instability, programming, permutation, chance, force fields, twinkling, real or virtual movement… All the creations are based on the experience of vision, the appreciation of phenomena and the exclusive use of an abstract language.
These artists’ works are displayed according to two main concepts: light (space 2) and movement (space 3). Serge Lemoine has also decided to present a work by Peter Stämpfli, Ligne continue (Continuous Line) (space 3), a film created in 1974 that presents images of continuous or alternate lines –which come from road markings passing linearly–, in representation of a decidedly abstract career.
With the Cinetik ! exhibition, the Stämpfli Foundation, which already houses a representative collection of prestigious international artists from the second half of the 20th century, takes its place among the great cultural institutions that give life to contemporary art.
Space 2: Antonio Asís, Martha Boto, Carlos Cruz-Díez, Iván Contreras-Brunet, Hugo Demarco, Horacio García-Rossi, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luís Tomasello, Gregorio Vardanega
Space 3: Elías Crespin, Ángel Duarte, Francisco Sobrino, Peter Stämpfli
SELECTION OF THE FOUNDATION’S COLLECTION
Space 1 at the Stämpfli Foundation – Contemporary Art Museum houses a selection of works from the Foundation’s permanent collection. The 11 artists brought together in this room share the same bond with figurative painting, whether they are stylized, cut out and recomposed images of reality (Peter Klasen), enlarged details that transform reality (Peter Stämpfli), dreamed up representations (Jacques Monory), social themes (Antonio Seguí), futuristic vision (Erró) or allegorical figures (Barnard Rancillac).
Space 1 : EDUARDO ARROYO, GIANNI BERTINI, HENRI CUECO, ERRÓ, GÉRARD FROMANGER, PETER KLASEN, JACQUES MONORY, BERNARD RANCILLAC, ANTONIO RECALCATI, ANTONIO SEGUÍ, PETER STÄMPFLI
Cinetik! The exhibition https://www.flickr.com/photos/fundaciostampfli/sets/72157633356392745
Cinetik! The opening: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fundaciostampfli/sets/72157633393009832