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757 | The Responsive Eye

The Responsive Eye

Feb - Apr, 1965, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Curator: William C. Seitz
These works exist less as objects to be examined than as generators of perceptual responses in the eye and mind of the viewer. Using only lines, bands and patterns, flat areas of color, white, gray or black or cleanly cut wood, glass, metal and plastic, perceptual artists establish a new relationship between the observer and a work of art. William C. Seitz, exhibition catalog text.
The exhibition was an important statement for 'Op Art'. It avoided overt emotional expression, subject matter altogether, was cool, detached, and almost mechanical in appearance, where as Pop Art, the other important movement of the 60s relied on cartoons, commercial advertisements, celebrities as subjects, and was often a subversive international language for criticism and public protest across the globe.
It was the most visited exhibition in MoMA's history since 1929.
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