Len Lye, <i>Atomic Dance</i>, 1960. Collection Len Lye Foundation

Len Lye, Atomic Dance, 1960. Collection Len Lye Foundation

Govett-Brewster Seniors

October: Atomic Power
  • Fri 14 Oct 2022
  • 10—11AM
  • Len Lye Centre
  • Second Friday of the month
  • Free entry
  • Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30 am ready for a 10 am start

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.

Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed!

This month we will explore the new Len Lye show, Atomic Power.

In the 1940s Lye’s politics placed the artist amongst a group of figures concerned with questions of freedom, peace and the idea of global community. Atomic Power tells that story.

The exhibition selects rarely considered works during the 1940s presenting Lye as a political thinker, moving beyond his riotous experimental films to a world at war. His ‘quiet’ period in the 1940s is reconsidered in the context of post-war émigré artists in an ‘age of anxiety’ (from the W. H. Auden poem, 1947), his return to making film and new approach to sculpture in the 1950s is viewed through the lens of art, technology and science with a newly reconstructed kinetic sculpture, ‘Atomic Dance’.

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