Essays on art and participation from Guy Brett, veteran champion of kinetic and Latin American art
Since the 1960s, the celebrated London-based art critic and curator Guy Brett (born 1942) has championed influential and experimental artists across the world through key exhibitions and publications, including In Motion (1966), Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic (2001) and exhibitions on artists such as Li Yuan-chia, David Medalla, Hélio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Georges Vantongerloo, Wols and Takis.
The 14 essays in this book bring together a unique gathering of artists: Ana Mendieta, Dias & Riedweg, Javier Téllez, Jimmie Durham, Monika Weiss, Len Lye, Gianni Colombo, Liliane Lijn, Gego, Anne Bean, Aubrey Williams, Victor Grippo, Peter Kennard and Lygia Pape. Many of these artists make works which arise out of their response to the situation or the environment, a process that draws on the hundreds of ways people connect.
Brett's writing has a unique tone—lucid, widely researched and free of academicism.