Sabrina Raaf, searchstoretrash, 2003, mixed media, dimensions vary


Moving Parts

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
October 8, 2004–January 16, 2005

Grounded in the pioneering work of Gabo, Moholy-Nagy, and Duchamp, kinetic art seemed simply to fade away after its flowering in the ’60s. “Moving Parts,” organized by the Kunsthaus Graz in conjunction with the Museum Jean Tinguely, proposes, on the contrary, that movement and the machine have remained central in art of the later twentieth century. Fifty sculptures, robots, light works, and more provide a survey of machine and kinetic art from Tinguely and Pistoletto to contemporary artists like Olafur Eliasson. A particular focus on specially commissioned works by Jeppe Hein, Sabrina Raaf, Malachi Farrell, and others demonstrates the continuing relevance of the kinetic principle.