A century of light and motion in art, 1913-2013

Grand Palais
- 10 April 2013 - 22 July 2013



Notions of space, vision and light run through the abstract art of the 20th century and interest many world renowned contemporary artists such as Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, John Armleder, Carsten Höller, Philippe Decrauzat, Jeppe Hein, Felice Varini and Xavier Veilhan.

By putting vibration along with the spectator’s perception in the centre of their works, they set up multiple resonances with optical and kinetic art, which first emerged at the Movement exhibition in Denise René’s Paris gallery in 1955, but also, more broadly, with what was later called "perceptual art" at the exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965.


Every day except Tuesdays from 10 am to 8 pm
Late night until 10
pm on Wednesdays

July, 14 th : open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m
Early closing at 6 p.m. on Jun 30th
Closed on May, 1st


13 €, concession 9 € (16-25 y.o)

Free for job seekers (thanks to Macif support in the context of the operation "La Macif, la Culture pour tous" ), income support beneficiaries and pensioners

New : free for visitors under 16 years