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  • The Velvet Underground performing as part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, New York, 1966. From “The Expanded Eye.” © Steve Schapiro.

    The Velvet Underground performing as part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, New York, 1966. From “The Expanded Eye.” © Steve Schapiro.

    “The Expanded Eye”

    Kunsthaus Zurich
    Heimplatz 1
    June 16–September 3, 2006

    Curated by Bice Curiger

    Four decades after MoMA’s seminal 1965 exhibition “The Responsive Eye” (and nearly as many years since the publication of Gene Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema), “The Expanded Eye” investigates the organ of sight—its physiologically and technologically abetted faculties—and real and virtual visual effects. Comprising 120 kinetic objects, paintings, and film and video installations from the ’40s to the present by such stalwarts as Marcel Duchamp, Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Nam June Paik, Jean Tinguely, Robert Smithson, James Turrell, Olafur Eliasson, and Pierre Huyghe, the show foregrounds induced visual experiences that are less about traditional optics than about contingently shifting perspectives wherein, as the press release puts it, “the expanded eye becomes the ‘collective I.’ ”