Discover Len Lye with Paul Brobbel, Len Lye Curator, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (NZ)
21 April 2018
2pm at MGA
Join special guest Paul Brobbel, Len Lye Curator, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (NZ), and discover the work of Len Lye.
Who was Len Lye?
" Len Lye (1901–1980) is arguably one of the twentieth century’s most original artists; a one-man art movement spanning several countries and multiple media over a lifetime and beyond. As a New Zealander practising in London during the pre-war years, and then a key figure in the post-war New York avant-garde art scene, Lye mapped a unique course through Modernism.
Lye spent his career pursuing an ‘art of movement’, a theory he initiated before he left Aotearoa New Zealand in 1924. He wanted to affect people physically and emotionally, so that art became a full body experience. Whether this was with flashing, dancing cinematography, or thunderous, oscillating metallic sculptures, his work stimulated the senses and was unforgettable..." Len Lye Centre, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join us at the talk to find out more!