Until June 20, 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York presents Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s. On display are 14 works that trace the transformation of the art object from static image to fluid light projection within two artistic lineages: the unconventional optical techniques of the 1920s Neue Optik (New Vision) generation of artists, among them El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and Marcel Duchamp; and the situational aesthetics advanced by Robert Irwin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson, and Anthony McCall in the 1970s.
In this video, Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, provides us with an introduction to the exhibition. The show was organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator, Department of Media, and Roxana Marcoci.
Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s functions as a historical context for the upcoming exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, which opens on April 20, 2008, at MoMA and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 26, 2008.
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