LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #3 creating totally new media
M HKA, Antwerpen
24 May 2012 - 02 September 2012
New Art in Antwerp was dedicated to the artist movement G58. Antwerp 1958: alongside a world-class port that grew more every day, was a sleepy, old city where art and culture were not high on the agenda. The meeting between Lode Craeybeckx, Mayor who thinks outside the box, and a group of budding artists who were keen to show their work, led to the creation of G58 Hessen House.
The five episodes of New Art in Antwerp 1958-1962 evoked distinctive moments and characters. They formed a series of nuanced stories with questionable accents. Each episode was linked to a young Belgian artist whose work relates in content and form to what was then new art.
The third episode was about the ground-breaking exhibition Vision in Motion/Motion in Vision which hijacked the Hessen House in the spring of 1959. With work by Robert Breer, Pol Bury, Yves Klein, Heinz Mack, Bruno Munari, Otto Piene, Dieter Roth, Jesús Rafael Soto, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Günther Uecker and Paul Van Hoeydonck. With an insert by contemporary artist Bart Stolle.
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Heinz Mack, Lichtrelief, 1958. Sculpture, aluminium, wood, stainless steel, 48.3 x 46.3 cm .