Turn Me On

Feb 6, 2014 5:28PM

Kinetic Art is understood as art created with the incorporation of motion, either through mechanical mediums, or static forms that suggest movement. Marcel Duchamp helped establish the foundations of Kinetic Art with works such as his readymade entitled Bicycle Wheel, in 1913. Across the globe, artists redefined art’s traditional parameters by engaging with a wealth of new materials, processes and technology. 

Christie’s is pleased to present Turn Me On, a private selling exhibition of Kinetic Art from Europe and Latin America. Focusing on motorized Kinetic works created from 1950 to the early 1970s, this exhibition presents works that reflect the new artistic tendencies and visual language explored in the postwar period.  It is the aim of this exhibition to assess this dialogue with a specific focus on the unique artistic collaborations and exchanges between Latin America and Europe. The exhibited works achieve movement either spatially (through three-dimensional movement), non-spatially (using cinematic film, light, or color) or virtually (with optical illusion).

Turn Me On: European And Latin American Kinetic Art 1948-1979 will be held 24 February – 7 April, 2014 at our Mayfair location in London.