kinetic art


Definition of kinetic art

: art (such as sculpture or assemblage) having mechanical parts which can be set in motion

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Recent Examples on the Web Mark Hachem Gallery’s booth provides a historical anchor with a selection of op and kinetic art, including several small, two-plane constructions by Jesús Rafael Soto that seem to shift and vibrate. Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, "The Thrill of Unpredictability at Two Art Fairs," 5 Mar. 2020 Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading Venezuelan artist who won international acclaim for his work with color and the style known as kinetic art, died July 27 in Paris. Washington Post, "Carlos Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan pioneer of kinetic art, dies at 95," 29 July 2019 Or maybe the movie theater, XBox 360 station, or kinetic art installation of 1,216 aluminum and copper raindrops. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside the World’s Best Airport," 28 Mar. 2019 The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age,’ a 1968 MoMA show about kinetic art. Kate Guadagnino, New York Times, "The Eclectic Tastes of Andre Walker," 10 May 2018 The Swiss gallerist sells everything from kinetic art to works of light, which make up part of the personal collection that only friends get to see at his Basel penthouse residence. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "A Swiss Gallerist on Finding His Furniture Favorites," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of kinetic art

1961, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2020

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“Kinetic art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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