Special Issue "Kinetic and Op Art"

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A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752). This special issue belongs to the section "Visual Arts".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Andres Pardey (Website)

Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, P.O. Box 3255, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

In the Fifties and Sixties of the last century, art under the label „kinetic“ or “optical” kind of emerged and found a vast interest not only in artistic circles but also in a bigger public. Art came closer to the people, moving, motorized, electric driven sculptures, paintings, that would change their form, color and appearance, artworks, where people could interact with. Art had left its golden cage! Together with kinetic sculpture, forms like artistic action or happening were developed, and the use of everyday material became normal in the field of art.
It’s the idea of this special issue of ARTS dedicated to kinetic and optical art to bring together different views on this vast field of artistic development, to assemble a collection of scholarly articles that will look on the field from different perspectives, bringing up historical, aesthetical, philosophical and any other question about kinetic and optical art.

Andres Pardey
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • kinetic art
  • op art
  • movement
  • nouveau réalisme
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Open AccessArticle Movement and Time in the Nexus between Technological Modes with Jean Tinguely’s Kineticism
Arts 2014, 3(4), 394-406; doi:10.3390/arts3040394
Received: 25 April 2014 / Revised: 13 August 2014 / Accepted: 12 September 2014 / Published: 11 December 2014
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This paper addresses auto-destructive artworks by Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York (1960) and Study for an End of the World No. 2 (1962), to explore a changing consciousness of time in a period of technological transition from modern industrial machines towards [...] Read more.
This paper addresses auto-destructive artworks by Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York (1960) and Study for an End of the World No. 2 (1962), to explore a changing consciousness of time in a period of technological transition from modern industrial machines towards the domestication of televisual devices. One effect of these is works is a contribution to a turbulent consciousness of time by orchestrating new perceptions of temporality with mechanical and tele-communicational media. Tinguely’s kineticism is useful for articulating how different technologies can be used to rationalize time in different ways and highlight an incompatibility between the expression of time as an unfolding duration with mechanical media, and the temporal demands of televisual broadcast media. Full article
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Open AccessCreative The Development of Public Art and its Future Passive, Active and Interactive Past, Present and Future
Arts 2015, 4(3), 93-100; doi:10.3390/arts4030093
Received: 13 July 2014 / Accepted: 5 June 2015 / Published: 22 July 2015
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Abstract Never in the history of mankind have fundamental relationships changed so dramatically fast and with such far reaching consequences as in our time—now. [...] Full article
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Open AccessEssay Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Kinetic Sculpture and the Crisis of Western Technocentrism
Arts 2015, 4(3), 75-92; doi:10.3390/arts4030075
Received: 6 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 May 2015 / Published: 7 July 2015
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Beginning with the chariot as an ancient and pan-cultural example of the way in which art has humanized technology, this essay explores the limited role which modern art has thus far played in dealing with the current crisis of technocentrism. It does [...] Read more.
Beginning with the chariot as an ancient and pan-cultural example of the way in which art has humanized technology, this essay explores the limited role which modern art has thus far played in dealing with the current crisis of technocentrism. It does so by bringing to bear on the subject a newly-promulgated theory of the development of modern art which focuses on the absence therein of an evolved kinetic sculpture. Full article
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