ITALIAN KINETIC ART TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN ECUADOR

(VELINO) Roma, 23 Feb - "Occhio Mobile (Moving Eye): Languagesof Italian kinetics - 1950s to 1970s", is an exhibitionorganised with the support of the Italian Embassy in Quito, tobe held from Feb. 28 to Apr. 19 at the Centre for ContemporaryArt in the capital of Ecuador. The show brings together aselection of works by the most prestigious members of thelegendary kinetic art movement, from Bruno Munari to artistsstill active such as Getulio Alviani. The exhibition, a "Yearof Italy in Latin America" initiative, comprises 50 paintings,collages, videos, sculptures and other objects by

(VELINO) Roma, 23 Feb - "Occhio Mobile (Moving Eye): Languagesof Italian kinetics - 1950s to 1970s", is an exhibitionorganised with the support of the Italian Embassy in Quito, tobe held from Feb. 28 to Apr. 19 at the Centre for ContemporaryArt in the capital of Ecuador. The show brings together aselection of works by the most prestigious members of thelegendary kinetic art movement, from Bruno Munari to artistsstill active such as Getulio Alviani. The exhibition, a "Yearof Italy in Latin America" initiative, comprises 50 paintings,collages, videos, sculptures and other objects by key artistsof Italian optical and kinetic art, starting from Bruno Munari,pioneer of investigations into perception and the undisputedpioneer of design and teaching, to artists on the local scene,either in groups or individually, such as Antonio Barrese andother members of the Group T (Giovanni Anceschi, DavideBoriani, Gabriele De Vecchi, and Grazia Varisco). Theexhibition includes the display of 10 items of clothing by themaster Fausto Sarli revealing the connections between art andfashion, with creations that show the experiments made in thoseyears in the field of fashion. Originating in Europe in the1930s, kinetic art rose to prominence in 1955 with the "LeMouvement" exhibition in Paris, with the participation ofAlexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Jesus Soto and VictorVasarely. Then later programmed art emerged in Italy, adding acalculation programme to the poetics of kinetics, which allowsthe formal and chromatic variation of the sequencesrepresented. This was a definitive step in the consolidation ofthe genre and its spread across the Western world. vel.