Julio Le Parc
Life and work
A precursor of Kinetic Art and Op Art, founding member of Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visual  and recipient of the Grand Prize for Painting at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966, Julio Le Parc is a major figure in modern art history. The socially conscious artist was expelled from France in May 1968, after participating in the Atelier Populaire and its protests against major institutions.
A defender of human rights, he fought against dictatorship in Latin America. In 1972 he refused to hold a retrospective exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, after flipping a coin to make the decision.
In 2004 he produced with YVONNE ARGENTERIO in Elettrofiamma, (Italy), a series of sculptures (Torsions) presented the event "Verso la Luce", in the Castle of Boldeniga (Brescia, Italy); It is still visible in the castle garden monumental sculpture "Verso la Luce".
He lives and works in Cachan France.
- Lucie-Smith, Edward (1993). "8". Latin American Art. Thames and Hudson. p. 130.
- Ian Chilvers & John Glaves-Smith, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. Oxford University Press, p. 403
- Official website
- Mike-Art-Kunst Gallery
- Documents on Julio Le Parc in the ICAA Documents Project at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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