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Contemporary Art | The Responsive Eye, the first exhibition exploring Op Art, conceived by William C. Seitz for MoMA in 1965, today belongs to the elite circle of major exhibitions.

Milton H. Greene © Life Magazine (16 avr. 1965)
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Milton H. Greene
© Life Magazine (16 avr. 1965)

As Arte Povera (1967), When attitudes become forms (1969), Les magiciens de la terre (1989), and Sensation (1997), The Responsive Eye marked art history and the art market. From the psychic effects provoked by the color interactions in the work of American Josef Albers to the perceptual combinations of Europeans like Victor Vasarely or Bridget Riley, of the 99 artists represented, only 7 Latin Americans were included : Carlos Cruz-Díez, Julio le Parc, Jesús-Rafael Soto and Luis Tomasello... A flagrant disequilibrium that El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with the MACBA, is rectifying by reprogramming this founding exhibition under the angle of an historical rereading that focuses on the essential contribution of South American artists to this avant-garde movement. To be continued.

Vincent Kozsilovics
Publié le 23/12/2014
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Milton H. Greene © Life Magazine (16 avr. 1965) Installation view, Responsive Eye. February 25, 1965 through April 25, 1965 - Photo © 1999 The Museum of Modern Art, New York Credits Photo : Milton H. Greene © LIFE Magazine (16 avr. 1965)

Milton H. Greene
© Life Magazine (16 avr. 1965)

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