In the Kunstmuseen Krefeld’s series of exhibition dialogues between Haus Lange and Haus Esters, two visionary positions of kinetic art of the 1960s from two continents meet under the leitmotif “Interactive Spatial Experiences.” With Adolf Luther, a native of Krefeld, and the French Argentine artist Julio Le Parc, the art of geometric abstraction in space is presented as an international phenomenon—German art history is complemented by its French counterpart. The focus of both exhibitions is the novel involvement of the visitors.
Both artists succeed in breaking down the boundaries between art and the public by calling for active participation and making subjective perception a significant component of their works. The socio-political dimension of their artistic work is also highlighted. Katia Baudin, Director of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld emphasizes: “Through the interactive exhibitions of Luther and Le Parc, the former private villas Haus Lange and Haus Esters will once again become lively places of encounter. The artworks also raise highly topical issues, such as the spectacle, art and democracy, subjectivity and perception, and even virtual space.”
The exhibitions will be accompanied by an extensive public program which, in addition to classic educational offerings, will focus on participatory, interdisciplinary, and transcultural elements: from guided tours with specialists from the fields of physics, electrical engineering, and computer science to a Franco-German dialogue with Krefeld’s partner city, Dunkirk, the initiation of the youth project “Open Space” and much more
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