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REVIEW

  • Zoltan Alexander

nº40 / VICTOR VASARELY / CENTRE POMPIDOU / PARIS


Vasarely. Sharing Forms” a homage to Op Art and Victor Vasarely at Centre Pompidou, Paris.



Review by Zoltan Alexander



"Vasarely. Sharing Forms" / Trailer © video created by Zoltan Alexander ZOLTAN+MEDIA





SHARING FORMS

"Complexity thus becomes simplicity. Creation is now programmable"

Victor Vasarely



The Centre Pompidou presented the first major retrospective “Vasarely. Sharing Forms” of Victor Vasarely and a homage to Op Art, 55 years since his work was last exhibited. It is time for the new generation to discover Vasarely’s work and his extraordinarily prolific output outside of the art scene.




Centre Pompidou, Paris / Photo © Courtesy of ZOLTAN+MEDIA


Through 300 works, paintings, studies of drawings, design objects, publications, architectural projects, sculptures and advertisements, the exhibition explores the world of Vasarely and showcases all the facets of the creation of the father of Op Art. The exhibition follows a chronological and thematic path from his artistic training in the wake of the Bauhaus movement to his final experiments inspired by science fiction, via his universal visual language and the ambition of art as a form of social mass media.