Power Collection Exhibition - Vibraçao, Vibrac'on, Vibration: Latin American Art of the 1960s and ’70s
By Amelia Kelly
10 July, 2012
Currently on display, the Power Institute is proud to present in partnership with the University Art Gallery this fantastic survey exhibition of Latin American art from the Power Collection.
Curated by Susan Best, the exhibition explores the dazzling optical and kinetic effects of thirteen South American artworks of the Collection. Most of these were acquired by Gordon Thomson when he was Curator of the Power Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sydney University from 1969-1983. Thanks to Thomson’s broad and innovative collection practice, there are more South American kinetic works in the Power Collection than anywhere else in the country. Well known artists, such as Julio Le Parc and Lucio Fontana, will be presented alongside other artists from Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.
A symposium on Saturday 4 August will also explore shared, southern hemispherical relationships to international modernism, including the movement of artists to European art centres. Featuring Mercedes Vincente, ADS Donaldson and others. Further information can be found here.
The exhibition runs until 13 September. This is the second of four exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the JW Power Bequest, and is co-presented with the University Art Gallery.
Image: Luis Tomasello 1966 (detail) JW Power collection, The University of Sydney, managed by Museum of Contemporary Art, © the artist
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