“Julio Le Parc 1959” Exhibition

The Met Breuer

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The Met Breuer, Floor 2

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum of Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc (born 1928). The show celebrates the artist’s extraordinary gift to The Met of 24 works and also marks the occasion of the artist’s 90th birthday. Featuring over 50 works, Julio Le Parc 1959 will present a substantial, never-before-seen selection of gouaches from one of the most prolific and transformative years in the artist’s career.

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1928, Le Parc studied under Lucio Fontana during the 1940s and engaged with abstract avant-garde movements in Buenos Aires. In 1958, Le Parc moved to Paris, where his encounter with Op artists such as Victor Vasarely had an important influence on his art. The series of gouaches Le Parc started that year—intimate yet methodic studies of form and color—illuminates his interest in developing geometric abstraction by incorporating movement through variations, sequences, and progressions. This work anticipates his founding role in Kinetic art during the 1960s, when he made paintings and sculptures with movable parts by incorporating mirrors, motors, and electric light. Aiming to make art more accessible and politically relevant, Le Parc also experimented with projected lights in darkened rooms, adding a sense of playfulness and encouraging viewer participation. To represent this achievement, the show also includes the kinetic painting Forms in Contortion over Thread (1966) and the immersive installation Continual Light Cylinder (1962/2018).

Julio Le Parc 1959 is curated by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met.

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Schedule

from December 04, 2018 to February 24, 2019

Artist(s)

Julio Le Parc

Fee

Admission: Adults $25, Seniors (65 and older) $17, Students $12, Members and Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:30
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

Access

Address: 945 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021

At 75th St. Subway: 6 to 77th Street.

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