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Bewogen Beweging.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1961. Stiff pictorial wrappers (softcover), 58 x 11 cms., (32) pp. + leporello (14) pp., throughout illustrated Front wrapper soiled and browned with two small brown streaks, back wrapper browned, spine slightly worn but generally a satisfying copy. Despite format an unwrinkled, non-cracked copy. 'The exhibition brought together artists working in kinetic art, performance, happenings and film, along with a host of 'static' works - some by artists linked to Neo-Dadaism, such as Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition was described as the first 'International Exhibition of Art in Motion'. In total, 233 works by eighty-three artists from eighteen countries were shown. Artists whose work involved movement in the most literal sense included Bruno Munari, Roy Ascott, George Brecht, William Copley, Siegfried Cremer, Robert Jacobsen, Philippe Hiquily, Viking Eggeling, Allan Kaprow, Jasper Johns, Harry Kramer, Alfred Leslie, Walter Linck, Heinz Mack, Len Lye, Enzo Mari, Kenneth Martin, Gustav Metzger, Ira Moldow, Otto Piene, Arden Quin, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Niki de Saint Phalle, Soto, Tajiri, Per Olof Ultvedt, Georges Vantongeloo, Alexander Calder, Takis, Nicolas Schöeffer and Pol Bury. Jean Tinguely had twenty-eight pieces in the show, including a fifty-foot machine outside the entrance to the Stedelijk Museum. For Stockholm, Tinguely made 'Ballet des Pauvesm', a construction of old, unwanted objects hanging from a ceiling that would shake and quiver violently in an unpredictable motion. Robert Rauschenberg's work made for Bewogen Beweging was interactive; 'Black Market' invited the viewer to take something from a suitcase below the work and replace it with something that belonged to them. The participant was then asked to record this trade on a pad of paper. British artists were represented by recent works by Kenneth Martin and Roy Ascott. Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore showed 'an Exhibit', a joint work from 1957.The exhibition catalogue published by the Stedelijk Museum is as striking as any of the works. The catalogue is unusually long and thin. The front cover features a print of Marcel Duchamp's 'Bicycle Wheel' from 1913, a work which featured in the show. RARE.
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