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Julio Le Parc, Le parc lumière

Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

12.10.2013 - 23.02.2014

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The second major exhibition at Casa Daros focuses on one of the most important aspects of Julio Le Parc's work—his occupation with changing light. In this stunning show, the single works of art, mostly dating from the 1960s, unite to form one great symphony of moving light.













Exhibition  12 October 2013 - 23 February 2013. Casa Daros, Rua General Severiano 159, Botafogo - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Tel.: +55 21 21 38 08 50. Opening hours : Wednesday-Saturday 11am - 7pm. Sundays and holidays 11am - 6pm.

Julio Le Parc, Le parc lumière, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro

Along with his fellow members of the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (GRAV), in the 1960s Le Parc broke radically with artistic convention, rejecting static images in favor of a dynamism that placed works of art in a constant state of flux, eliminating the possibility of fixed viewpoints. The animated play of light in his lumino-kinetic pieces transforms space, continually dissolving and recreating it and making the viewer an integral part of a Gesamtkunstwerk.

Cheerfully and with a light hand, Le Parc transports us to a kaleidoscopic universe of flickering, shimmering, dancing, leaping, and swaying light, a realm of overwhelming elegance and beauty that exerts a hypnotic fascination.






© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2013. All Rights Reserved

Julio Le Parc, Lumière en vibration – Installation, 1968. Light-kinetic installation: wood, net curtains, motor, light source, overall dimensions variable. Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zürich. Photo: Adrian Fritschi, Zürich. © the artist or his/her representative.

Julio Le Parc, Lumière en vibration – Installation, 1968. Light-kinetic installation: wood, net curtains, motor, light source, overall dimensions variable. Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zürich. Photo: Adrian Fritschi, Zürich. © the artist or his/her representative.