Layla D’Angelo’s new art works offer an invitation to the infinite. Hints of Russian constructivism, op art and kinetic sculpture are combined in black and white wall mounted iron constructions, held together with magnets, that can be subjected to unlimited reconstruction by the viewer.
The exhibition is open today (30th March 2016) and tomorrow (31st March 2016) from 4pm to 8pm
MACBA is the MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO BUENOS AIRES, a new museum project that opened on the 1st September 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The focus of the museum is on Geometric Abstraction (a parent of the Op Art movement – so Op Art could loosely be said to be a sub-set of Geometric Abstraction), with the inaugural exhibition titled “A GLOBAL EXCHANGE. GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION SINCE 1950”.
Running from now until the 23th November 2012 is a travelling exhibition held at Centro Cultural Del Bicentario, Santiago Del Estero entitled “Geometrics Today, Expanding Roads” which looks at recent Argentinian Geometric Abstraction (1990s onwards). To find out more about what’s on display and the current travelling exhibitions, please see here.
“MACBA was born from the passion for art and philanthropy of Aldo Rubino who started his collection in the late ’80s. Over time, the concrete idea of founding a museum to house the growing body of works appeared. Supported by a special interest in geometric abstraction, their occurrences and contemporary art, but without limiting only to these searches, MACBA gathered an important heritage that includes works from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Its collection continues to increase every day with the addition of works by artists who are already part of contemporary art history and others that the museum supports in their growth. “
MACBA is open from Wednesday to Monday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on Tuesday.
Adults: $20 (except Wednesday $10). Students, teachers and seniors (over 65 years old) with accreditation: $10. Under 12 years old: no charge.
Thanks so much to Tony for passing on this information.
The exhibition pulls together more than 100 works from 1939 up to the present day which illustrate “the wide-ranging visual ramifications of the expression of abstraction”. There are several Op Art pieces on display including Marcel Barbeau’s huge ‘Twirling Retina’ from 1966.
The exhibition “places particular emphasis on Québec… while also pointing out specific relevant connections with the Canadian and international scenes. The thematic presentation, divided into chronological segments, gives an immediate sense of the diversity and complexity of the works.”
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Arts, 185 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5, Canada
The Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, France permanently houses a large collection of Vasarely’s work. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. The museum building itself was designed by Vasarely and is completely unique and spectactular.
In addition to the permanent Vasarely exhibition, the Fondation Vasarely puts on temporary exhbitions and shows from other artists. To find out more information, please check their website.