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Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

Firebush (Len Lye, 1961)

The Mangere Art Centre (Ngā Tohu o Uenuku) is currently hosting an exhibition of work by the pioneering kinetic artist Len Lye (1901-1980). Entitled “Agiagiā” (a Samoan word expressing the notion of ‘natural billowing movement’), the intimate show displays some of the experimental movies of the artist, as well as diaries, and most strikingly this piece, a 2001 reconstruction of the original: a bunch of steel rods, beautifully illuminated, serene when undisturbed.…

At Rest

Universe (Len Lye 1963; Detail)

Universe (Len Lye 1963; Detail)

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Len Lye (1901–1980) was a NZ-born artist who spent most of his life in New York. He is known, among other things for his kinetic sculptures.…

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