With over ninety artworks, subdivided into twelve themes (light, movement, structure, rhythm, radiation, vibration, instability, spatiality, vortex (swirling), immateriality, force fields and cosmos), the exhibition will show an impressive retrospective of kinetic art, including its history and the various aspects and perspectives that make this art kinetic. The artists John Armleder, Pol Bury, Alexander Calder, Jan van Munster, Ann Veronica Janssens, Philippe Decrauzat, Jeppe Hein, Anish Kapoor, Zilvinas Kempinas, Frantisek Kupka, Yayoi Kusama, Julio Le Parc, Francois Morellet, Jesus Rafael Soto and many others, will all be represented by their work.
After World War II, while art was fighting for its autonomy, kinetic art played an important role in dematerializing art. Art can only really become art when it is seen or experienced by the viewer. In the current postmodern age, where the performative arts have become more important and all senses are addressed, the experiences of movement and sight are again central to many artistic practices. All the more reason therefore to programme an exhibition like Action <-> Reaction.