The Illusive Eye: An International Survey of Kinetic and Op Art at El Museo del Barrio, February 3 – May 21, 2016

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

The Illusive Eye is about illusions—those we see and feel when we look at Op and kinetic art and those experienced by the curators and art historians of these movements. The perceptual play of things seen and unseen provides us with a model for understanding the relative invisibility of Latin American artists in past surveys of Op art.” — Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo and exhibition curator

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Exhibition entrance. Left: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 321- B, 1967, Triptych. Right: Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama), #B-­115, 1964

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Left: Wojciech Fangor, M1, 1969. Center: Eduardo Mac Entyre, Seis Formas en Dos Circunferencias (Six Forms in Two Circumferences), 1966. Right: Eduardo Mac Entyre, Pintura Generativa Transparencias, 1965

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Karen Hewitt, Motorized Construction (Construcción motorizada), 1962-68

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Left: Richard Anuskiewicz, Union of the four (Unión de los cuatro), 1963 and Luis Tomasello, Atmosphère chromoplastique no. 281, 1971

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Left: Tony Bechara, 125 Colors, 1979. Center: Jesús Rafael Soto, Cubo y Extensión, 1972. Right: Victor Vasarely, Napaura, 1975-78

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Center: (detail) Jesús Rafael Soto, Cubo y Extensión, 1972

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Center right: Frank Stella, Tetuan II, 1964. Right: Edgar Negret, Navegante (Cabo Kennedy), 1964

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Left: Alejandro Otero, Coloritmo 34 (Color-rhythm 34), 1957-1958. Center: Norberto Gómez, Sin título, 1967. Right: Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt), Boceto para escultura en el edificio del Banco Industrial de Venezuela, 1961

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Front: Edgar Negret, Navegante (Cabo Kennedy), 1964

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Front: Leroy Lamis, Construction No.169, 1969

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Martha Boto, Optique Helicoidial (Mouvement), 1967

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Left: Jesús Rafael Soto, Escritura Hurtado (Hurtado Writing). Right: Antonio Asis, 8 circulos blancos, 8 circulos negros, 1969

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Jesús Rafael Soto (b.1923, d.2005), Escritura Hurtado (Hurtado Writing), 1975

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Left: Abraham Palatnik, Objeto Cinetico CK-8, 1966/ 2005

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Front: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Transchromie, 1965/ 2009

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Installation view of “The Illusive Eye”. Photo by Corrado Serra

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Left: Freddy Rodríguez, Problema de estado III, 1974. Center: Mario Carreño, Untitled, 1954. Right: Hélio Oiticica, Relevo Espacial 3, 1959/ 1991