Julio Le Parc

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Julio le Parc is a modern op artist and kinetic artist born in 1928 in Mendoza, Argentina.

Life and work[edit]

A precursor of Kinetic Art and Op Art, founding member of Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visual [1] 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.[2]

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 received a one man show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2013.[3] He is socially committed to immersive art.

He lives and works in Cachan France.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Chilvers & John Glaves-Smith, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. Oxford University Press, p. 403
  2. ^ JULIO LE PARC Date: 27/02/2013 - 13/05/2013
  3. ^ JULIO LE PARC Date: 27/02/2013 - 13/05/2013

References[edit]

  • 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

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