With over 100 seldom-displayed artworks by 63 artists from 21 countries, the exhibition revisits the emergence of optical and kinetic art, two parallel artistic movements that flourished during the 1950s and 1960s.
Admission to the TATE Collection Exhibition, at the Atkinson Museum
Access to the Atkinson House, built in 1760
Access to Chapel Nasoni and its marvelous mural paintings
Until november 19th
from 10h00 to 19h00 (last entry at 18h00)
1 hour approx.
WOW Quarteirão Cultural
Rua do Choupelo 132,
4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia
1 month since the moment of exchange of the voucher to a ticket at one of WOW's ticketing offices
The Atkinson Museum, located in the WOW Cultural District host an exhibition from the TATE Collection – The Dynamic Eye: Beyond Optical and Kinetic Art
TATE: At the heart of TATE is its collection of art, which includes British art and international modern art. Featuring the largest number of works to travel from TATE to Portugal, this exhibition marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with TATE.
THE DYNAMIC EYE COLLECTION : Artists associated with Optical and Kinetic art see the viewer not as a passive spectator, but as an activity participant, engaging with art in real time and space. Artists combine simple lines, geometric shapes, and eye-popping colour to create optical effects and illusions. Their works trigger complex visual sensations, activated by the viewer, and intensified by the inclusion of kinetic parts that create real or perceived movements- Such works challenge our sense of perception, encouraging us to move around the work, interact, engage and look closely.
Bringing together more than 60 artists from all over the world, the exhibition includes works by major figures – Victor Vasarely, Julio Le Parc, Frank Stella, Lygia Clark, Alexander Calder, Naum Gabo, and Liliane Lijn.