Lecture: Activating the Spectator by Reshaping the Aesthetic Field: Op, Kinetic, and Participatory Art, 1959–1965

April 1, 2020
6 pm
Kemper Art Museum

Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Barnard College, explores artistic practices in late 1950s and early 1960s in Latin America that incorporated mathematics, science, and technology in order to generate viewer interaction with artworks.

Image Credit

Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan, 1923–2005), Spirale (Spiral), 1955/1959. Screen printing on Plexiglas and painted plywood, 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 x 9 13/16 in. (50 x 50 x 25 cm). Published by Edition MAT, Paris. Kern Collection, Großmaischeid, Germany. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.