"Yaacov Agam: 51 Step" is the first of a new series of "capsule exhibitions" that Artrust will set up using the stairwell spaces of the Melano building, which usually hosts the events of the art society. An "upward" exhibition that, in fifty steps, condenses a small but significant selection of works by the Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, one of the most famous exponents of Op and Kinetic art.
"51 steps": these are the 51 steps that the visitor will have to climb during the visit to the new exhibition that Artrust has set up at the exhibition spaces in via Pedemonte di Sopra 1 in Melano. Open to the public from March 4th, the exhibition condenses, in a never seen before the upward path, some works by the Israeli artist Yaacov Agam.
Israeli artist who moved to Paris, Agam is considered to be one of the leading exponents of Op Art and Kinetic art. The exhibited works, placed always between sculpture and painting, represent a significant synthesis of his work, capable of restituting that game of opposing colors, changes of perspective, optical illusions, which are at the center of his artistic project.
The exhibition itself is closely linked to the idea of movement, the same that characterizes the artist's works. The visitor, one step after the other, sees the works transforming, changing shape and colors, evolve. An upward game that will put him/her in close contact with the many facets of Agam's paintings and sculptures.
«51 Steps is a formula that we hope will become a regular event, collateral to our main exhibitions – affirms Patrizia Cattaneo Moresi, Director of Artrust - Potentially every physical space can host art. The idea of extending ourselves also to the stairs comes from this awareness together with the idea that an unusual path, starting from the bottom to at the end of the staircase, can be the ideal form to learn about an artist or a particular form of art, synthesizing it in the space of 51 steps and in the time necessary to discover them.