curators: Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd, Marta Dziewańska
Garage curators: Snejana Krasteva, Sasha Obukhova
The project gathers more than one hundred artworks from the postwar period to the end of the 1970s, including kinetic sculptures, paintings, drawings, films, and installations, as well as unique archival materials.
Focusing on this alternative geographical axis, The Other Trans-Atlantic. Kinetic and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1950s – 1970s challenges the mainstream status in art history acquired by postwar North Atlantic art production. It traces a shared interest among artists that ran parallel to widely recognized movements such as American Abstract Expressionism, Art Informel or Lyrical Abstraction, and links the cultural centers of Warsaw, Budapest, Zagreb, Bucharest, and Moscow with those of Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. The blossoming of kinetic and op art in these regions was largely conditioned by the common political and economic realities the countries were experiencing, which set the artists apart from contemporaries working in the field.
Artists: Vladimir Akulinin, Feliza Bursztyn, Valdis Celms, Lygia Clark, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Milan Dobeš, Dvizhenie group, Wojciech Fangor, Vladimir Galkin, Gego, Tomislav Gotovac, Alexander Grigoriev, Oskar Hansen, Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz, Krystian Jarnuszkiewicz, Kaarel Kurismaa, Julije Knifer, Gyula Kosice, Viacheslav Koleichuk, Janis Krievs, Julio Le Parc, Almir Mavignier, Vera Molnar, Lev Nussberg, Helio Oiticica, Abraham Palatnik, Andrzej Pawłowski, Ivan Picelj, Ludmila Popiel, Prometheus group, Vjenceslav Richter, Jerzy Rosołowicz, Rimma Sapgir-Zanevskaya, Mira Schendel, Sigma Group, Jesus Rafael Soto, Viktor Stepanov, Arturs Rinkis, Aleksandar Srnec, Henryk Stażewski, Zdeněk Sýkora, Victor Vasarely, Magdalena Więcek, Ryszard Winiarski, and Stanisław Zamecznik.