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Julio Le Parc began to experiment with
light in 1959. Originally, light was the
means of giving a concrete form to
several of his concerns, including the
desire to create works in perpetual
transformation. The result is ‘a constant
and unpredictable game of light and
shadow.’ For the artist, the aim of these
incredibly beautiful yet simple works is
to ‘initiate or pursue the destruction of
traditional notions about art, its elaboration,
presentation and appreciation.’

• Le Parc Lumière. Kinetic works by Julio Le Parc
in the Daros Latinamerica, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro,
October 2013-February 2014
• Julio Le Parc, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, February-May 2013
• Le Parc Lumière. Luz en movimento, Banco de la República
de Colombia, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotà,
July 25-October 22, 2007
• Le Parc Lumière. Obras cinéticas de Julio Le Parc
de la colección Daros Latinamerica, Zürich, Laboratorio
Arte Alameda, México D.F., April-August 2006
• Le Parc Lumière. Kinetic Works by Julio Le Parc,
Daros Museum, Zürich, June-October 2005
• Julio Le Parc. Luz e movimento, Pinacoteca do Estado
de São Paulo, São Paulo, May-July 2001
• Julio Le Parc en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,
National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, March 2000
• Julio Le Parc. Dialogando con la luz, Espacio Contemporáneo
de Arte, Mendoza, 2000
• Espaço Julio Le Parc. Experiencias de 1959 a 1999, II Bienal
do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, November 1999-January 2000
• Julio Le Parc: les années lumière, Espace Electra,
Fondation Électricité de France, Paris, March-April 1996
• Experiències 1959-1977, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelone, 1978;
Musée de la Résistance Salvador Allende à Nancy, Avignon,
Nanterre et Châtillon, 1977
• Recherches 1959-1971 – Untersuchungen, Städtische
Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 1972
• Julio Le Parc, Retrospective, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1969
• Julio Le Parc, Retrospective, Göteborg Konsthall, Göteborg, 1969
• Julio Le Parc, Retrospective, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, 1969

• Julio Le Parc Kinetic Works, exhibition catalog, Casa Daros,
Rio de Janeiro, Ed. Katrin Steffen and Hans-Michael Herzog,
Daros Latinamerica AG, Hatje Cantz, 2013, cover, p. 95-99
• Julio Le Parc, monograph, by Pierre Arnaud,
Skira Flammarion, 2013, p. 44
• Julio Le Parc, monograph, by Pradel Jean-Louis,
Ed. Severgnini, 2009, p. 114
• Le Parc Lumière: Kinetic Works by Julio Le Parc, Daros
Exhibitions, Daros Latinamerica / Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz,
with texts by Sebastián López, Hans-Michael Herzog,
Ruth Schmidheiny, 2005, fig. 4
• Julio Le Parc. Luz e movimento, exhibition catalog,
Centro Dragão de Mar de Arte e Cultura, Museu de Arte
Contemporânea de Ceará, Fortaleza, 2001, p. 41
• Julio Le Parc. Dialogando con la luz, exhibition catalog,
Espacio Contemporáneo de Arte, Subsecretaria de Cultura –
Gobierno de Mendoza, Mendoza, p. 14
• Julio Le Parc. Arte e Tecnologia, II Bienal do Mercosul,
Porto Alegre, exhibition catalog, with texts by Leirner Sheila
and Domingues Diana, Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais
do Mercosul, 2000
• Julio Le Parc en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2000, p. 21
• Julio Le Parc, Experiencias, 30 años, 1958-1988, exhibition
catalog, Ed. Secrataria de Cultura de la Nación, Dirección
Nacional des Artes Visuales, 1988, p. 52

About Julio Le Parc

Celebrated for what he calls “disturbances in the artistic system,” Julio Le Parc is among the progenitors of the Op Art, or Kinetic Art, movement, who posits a utopian vision for art and society through his perceptually illusory paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations. As co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group) (1960-68), he worked to break down the boundaries between art and the viewer. In his words: “I have tried […] to elicit a different type of behavior from the viewer […] to seek, together with the public, various means of fighting off passivity, dependency or ideological conditioning, by developing reflective, comparative, analytical, creative or active capacities.” Parc accomplishes this through color, line, light, shadow, and movement, composed to make still forms seem to move, solid structures seem to dematerialize, and light itself seem plastic.

Argentinian, b. 1928, Mendoza, Argentina, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2016
Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
2016
Julio Le Parc, Galerie Perrotin, New York
2016
julio le parc | 1959 - 1970, Galeria Nara Roesler, New York