Op Art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt


Any major survey of the most important works of Op Art promises to play up the definition of the genre as "art which deliberately demands too much of the eye." The very thought of the collected works of CH favorite artists such as Bridget Riley ("Blaze 4" pictured right) and Victor Vasareley, as well as the other 53 artists represented in the show simply called Op Art at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is dizzying itself. Including both two-dimensional pieces and three-dimensional works, highlights include François Morellet's bright orange neon circles, Gruppo N's "Kinetic Structure" and the “Mirror Room,†which Christian Megert originally created for Documenta 4 in 1968. They're all pictured here, but the exhibit itself has a lot more to discover.

Op Art
17 February-20 May 2007
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
60311 Frankfurt, Germany
tel. +49 69 29 98 82 0

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Also on CH: The Responsive Eye