Zagreb's Museum of Arts and Crafts will host the exhibition "Moving Eye. Italian Kinetic Art from the '50s to the '70s” until Feb. 14. The exhibition, curated by Micol Di Veroli, was organised by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb as part of a programme aimed at promoting contemporary Italian art abroad. “Moving eye” consists of a collection of the artwork of key representatives of the movement, including Bruno Munari, Getulio Alviani, Antonio Barrese, Mario Ballocco, Enzo Mari and Grazia Varisco. They all played a key role in the ‘The Ultimate Vanguard’, as the International Kinetic Art Movement was called. The artistic research work of artists from different geographical regions all flowed into it.
Italian Kinetic Art from the '50s to the '70s
Zagreb was one of Kinetic Art's most representative centres with the New Tendency Movement, which represents one of the highlights of Croatia's recent art history. Therefore it is no coincidence that the exhibition is hosted in the same museum that displayed the last New Tendency show. And for most of the displaying artists, “Moving Eye” represents an ideological return to the place where their artistic research was first juxtaposed to the thought of local artists pursuing a common denominator in Europe's artistic style.
The MUO Director, Miroslav Gasparovic, Maria Sica the irector of the Italian Cultural Institute, Micol Di Veroli, the exhibition curator, Luca Laudiero, the First Secretary of the Italian Embassy, and Zagreb's Councillor for Culture, Ivica Lovric attended the exhibition’s opening ceremony.)