Solo exhibition Takis at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

18.02.2015 - 17.05.2015/General, Gallery
Solo exhibition Takis at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Magnetic Fields
Solo exhibition
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
18 February - 17 May 2015

An inventor as much as an artist, an “intuitive scientist” as he defines himself, a contemporary avant-garde artist but also a scientific philosopher drawing from the most important ancestors of pre-Socratic philosophy and from Hippocratic to Ancient Egyptian medicine – Takis was a major figure in post-war sculpture. His deeply original formal vocabulary is inseparable from the magnetic field energy that underlies his entire oeuvre. Fascinated by modern technology, by radars detecting metallic objects in the cosmos and by invisible waves that transmit messages and sounds, he opted for magnetism when he invented the “Télésculptures”. Takis is most certainly the artist of his generation that was most able to unite art and science, paving the way for all sorts of artistic directions in the ensuing decades.

Curated by  Alfred Pacquement

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