According to Umberto Eco in 1962, an open work is a multiple or changing work, a field of infinite possibilities open to interpretation by the observer. Open work is a metaphor for a new vision of the world, where reality is perceived as something unstable, ambiguous and continually mutating.
The exhibition ‘Open Works. Art in Movement, 1955-1975’ brings together a selection of pieces from 37 international artists who sought to transform the role of the spectator through participation and interaction with the work of art. These artists were part of an international art revolution in the 1950s and 1960s in Europe: kinetic art, or the art of movement, as relevant today as it ever was.
The display includes work from artists such as Marina Apollonio, Alberto Biasi, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Gianni Colombo, Dadamaino, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Jordi Pericot, Nicolas Schöffer, Jean Tinguely, Günther Uecker and Victor Vasarely.