Arte cinetica e programmata in Italia 1958-1968

Kinetic art, established in 20th-century Europe, is typified by the works’ incorporation of “movement.” Kinetic art includes works which move using machines, works which emit light, as well as works that do not actually move but appear to be moving via optical illusion or depending on the angle from which they are viewed.

“Kinetic art” concepts date back to futurist artists and others who admired the machine civilization and advocated the “beauty of speed” in the early 20th century. The “mobile,” or a sculpture created from the 1930s that harnesses wind power to move, is a renowned example of moving works. Kinetic art, however, did not become a major artistic movement until the late 1950s to 1960s. Kinetic art developed into a new form of art of the 20th century with the end of World War II that brought momentum for the incorporation of evolutionary science and technology into art.

This exhibition is the first in Japan to provide a comprehensive introduction to kinetic art which proliferated primarily in Italy in the 1960s. On display are approximately 90 two- and three-dimensional works of more than 30 artists, including Italian artists such as the pioneer Bruno Munari and artists who were active in France and Germany. All works are on loan from collections in Italy and are being displayed in Japan for the first time in history.

Exhibition Details

From July 8th (Tue.) to August 24th (Sun.), 2014
(closed Mondays,except July 21st)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Supported by
Patronized by
Ambasciata d’Italia, Tokyo ,
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo
Cooperation with
Alitalia-Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A ,
Nippon Cargo Airlines , APICE-Milano ,
Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
Planned by
Art Planning Rey Inc.

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