Kinetismus: 100 Years of Electricity in Art

Ever since electricity became ubiquitous artists have been fascinated by the manifold possibilities to create works with it. The catalogue
Kinetismus: 100 Years of Electricity in Art, which accompanies the opening exhibition of Kunsthalle Praha, explores how electricity has transformed artistic practice from 1920 to the present day, including cinematography, sound, kinetic and mechanical sculptures, computer-based art and immersive installations. A historical perspective emphasizes the fact that electricity, with its various usages—from artificial light to computing—has become a defining element of our societies.

Kinetismus: 100 Years of Electricity in Art includes an essay by Peter Weibel, the author of the exhibition concept, four thematic chapters written by the
co-curator Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás as well as descriptions and reproductions of key artworks by artists, such as Mary Ellen Bute, William Kentridge, Christina Kubish, Zdeněk Pešánek, Anna Ridler, Nicolas Schöffer, Jeffrey Shaw, Takis, Steina, and Woody Vasulka.

Concept / Editors: Peter Weibel with Christelle Havranek
Texts: Judith Bihr, Anne-Laure Chamboissier, Dávid Fehér, George Fifield, Jeanpaul Goergen, Idis Hartmann, Christelle Havranek, Anett Holzheid,
Daniel Irrgang, Toby Kamps, Paul Kenig, Clara Kim, Pelin Kivrak, Anna Kodl, Rosemary Lee, Sandra Naumann, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Márton Orosz,
Andres Pardey, Sylva Poláková, Adriana Prodeus, Guillaume Richard,
Barbora Ropková, Clara Runge, Leila Topić, Miloš Vojtěchovský, Peter Weibel, Siegfried Zielinski
Graphic design: Studio Najbrt

Nuber of pages: 272
Dimensions: 230x315 mm
Binding: Paperback with Flaps
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-7757-5197-1

Publisher: Kunsthalle Praha and Hatje Cantz
Release: February 2022