Push and Pull #12 Spielerei—art to be played with
GRAV (Horacio Garcia Rossi, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Joël Stein, Yvaral) Amalia Pica, Aurélien Froment, Bill Beckley, Dieter Hacker, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Eberhard Fisch, Erik Joris, Frederik Duerinck & Marleine van der Werf, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Gregory Green, Gruppe X (Jürgen Wegener, Peter Thoms, Wolfgang Lukowski), Henk Peeters, Horst Rave, Horst Scheffler, Klangfiguren, Leo Bettinelli, Lukas Marstaller, Moniker, Matthijs de Bruijne, Marie-Luise Heller, Mark Brusse, Marloeke van der Vlugt, Miroslav Šutej, Pierre-Laurent Cassière, Pieter Engels, Reiner Kallhardt, Roland Schimmel, Rolf Glasmeier, Rudolf Kämmer, Urs Kiënder, Woody van Amen, Yvonne Kracht
Venue: Schunck, Heerlen, NL
Curated by: Lene ter Haar and Frederik Schikowski
Spielerei is a large-scale exhibition displaying historical and contemporary interactive works of art. The artists’ collective Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) from 1960 provides the point departure for the exhibition. GRAV artists aimed to bring art closer to their public, activating and liberating viewers with objects of art which engaged the public to ‘act’ in a playful way. At the same time, the exhibition takes the leap into the present and traces the influence that GRAV has had on modern-day artists who are represented here by a wide diversity of work: from political engagement and painted optical illusions to the use of Virtual Reality.