10 Sep — 27 Nov 2011
Len Lye: All Souls Carnival
'Why not make art that really moves?’ With this simple, startling idea, Len Lye (1901-1980) discovered an aesthetic principle that would drive his work for the next 60 years.
Lye’s exploration of movement and sensation led him to create art that defied traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture, film and photography.
Audio Len Lye Favourites with Tyler Cann
Tyler Cann interview on Radio NZ Saturday Morning, 2 July 2011.
Recognised internationally for his vibrant experimental films and dynamic kinetic sculptures, Lye has since become known as one of New Zealand’s most innovative modern artists.
Including Trilogy and Universe in a dazzling, choreographed mix of sound, light and movement, this exhibition is the largest retrospective of Len Lye’s work ever presented at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, home to the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archives for more than 30 years.