Wednesday, 29 September 2010
The Pleasure Of Light
The Pleasure of Light exhibition introduces the work of two interdisciplinary artists: Györges Kepes (1906 - 2001) and the Frank J Malina (1912 - 1981).
Working at the intersection between art, science and technology, the two artists produce work which explore the themes of light and movement through hypnotic kinetic paintings, neon installations and exquisite black and white photography.
"The exhibition is less a chronological show of art works than an attempt to map the interdisciplinary tactical approach by two remarkable people. their notions, their works, sphere of inspiration and lasting heritage."
While the lines between disciplines are increasingly blurred in 21st century contemporary art, it was considered pioneering for these two creatives to be applying their obtained military knowledge of science to their artistic projects.
The Pleasure of Light is on at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest from September the 3rd to November the 21st.