In the moment: the timeliness of Tinguely

Holden, Susan (2012). In the moment: the timeliness of Tinguely. In Shakin: the contemporary kinetic aesthetic e-catalogue (pp. xx-xx) Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia: Gold Coast City Gallery.

Author Holden, Susan
Title of chapter In the moment: the timeliness of Tinguely
Title of book Shakin: the contemporary kinetic aesthetic e-catalogue
Place of Publication Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
Publisher Gold Coast City Gallery
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Start page xx
End page xx
Total pages 1 catalogue entry
Language eng
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
Abstract/Summary It is ‘the art of our time,’ declared Willem Sandberg, director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where the important ‘Bewogen, Beweging’ exhibition was held in 1961, which brought kinetic art to international prominence. Sandberg was describing the historical prescience of movement, and how the works in this exhibition, including Jean Tinguely’s meta-matic drawing machines, amplified the anxieties and dilemmas associated with an uncertain technological future and its impact on society and the arts. However the timeliness of kinetic art in the 1960s was more than just historical. It also related to the audience’s contingent experience of time in connection with the lapsed time of the work.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes eCatalogue for "Shakin': The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic" exhibition, 30 June - 5 August 2012, Gold Coast City Gallery. Curated by Virginia Rigney. Artists: Lincoln Austin, Michael Candy, Sandra Landolt, Ross Manning, John Turier and Arthur Wicks. Essay link:

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