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Miami | Attraction | Exhibition & EventMarch 29, 2017

Julio Le Park Colors the Pérez Museum

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I always say it, color is my language- so imagine  my surprise when on my last month visit to the Pérez Art Museum in Miami , Julio Le Parc, the Argentine-born, Paris-based 88-year-old and one of the most significant artists of the 1960's kinetic art movement showcased into the "Form Into Action" exhibition   hundreds of playful, irreverent, and dripping art works in so many patterns , colors, and shapes! March 19, 2017, the exhibition features more than 100 works spanning the artist's 55-year career, including large-scale installations, light-filled objects, and rarely seen works on paper.

What's great about the exhibit is one's possibility to interact with the exhilarating burst of color . Julio's is curious about color placement and how the distortion might affect the way a we will perceives the same color. Technicolor shapes, melting into rainbow-hued abstractions, stand out against black walls like burning stars in an infinite galaxy.

In the next room, we were taken through a veritable fun house of Le Parc's imagination, akin to the carnival attractions we all might have entered as kids. Hanging mirrors disrupt your sense of place; shifting tile floors cause you to lose your balance; kaleidoscopic glasses prism your vision. Reaching viewers by forcing them to interact and consider the work is imperative for Le Parc, but so is the idea that art can be playful.

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a contemporary art museum that relocated in 2013 to the Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida. Founded in 1984 as the Center for the Fine Arts, it became known as the Miami Art Museum from 1996 until it was renamed in 2013 upon the opening its new building designed by Herzog & de Meuron at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard. PAMM, along with the $275 million Patricia Frost Museum of Science and a city park which are being built in the area with completion scheduled for 2015, is part of the 20-acre Museum Park (formerly Bicentennial Park).

Since the opening of the new museum building at Museum Park, the museum has seen record attendance levels with over 150,000 visitors in its first four months. The museum had originally anticipated over 200,000 visitors in its first year at the new location. At its former location on Flagler Street, the museum received on average about 60,000 visitors annually.( Wikipedia)

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