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Len Lye  1901-1980, NZ

Rank (2014): 1338 

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Video, Film, Sculpture, Kinetic art

to top Most exhibitions in:

New Zealand 24
Germany 12
United Kingdom 10
Australia 6

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Artist Rank
Marcel Broodthaers  49 9
Marcel Duchamp  18 9
Nam June Paik  37 9

to top Most exhibitions held at:

  Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand 10
  Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 4
  Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand 4
  Arcade Fine Arts, United Kingdom 3
  Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, New Zealand 3

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5.7.1901 Born in Christchurch (NZ)

15.5.1980 Died in New York, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 80  Please report missing Information

to top Solo shows   23

   Len Lye - Motion Sketch - The Drawing Center, New York City, NY

   Len Lye: Kaleidoscope - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
   Kaleidoscope - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

   Len Lye: The New Yorker - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

   Free Radicals - - Between Bridges, London (closed, 2011)
   Len Lye - Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

   Len Lye – The Body Electric - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
   Len Lye: Triology - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

   Len Lye: The Cosmic Archive - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
   Len Lye - ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, VIC

   Len Lye: Chronosome - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
   Len Lye - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

   Len Lye - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
   Learn to See! - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow

   Len Lye - The Total Artwork - Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

Description  Len Lye - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
   Len Lye - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
   Len Lye: Experimental Filmmaker, Sculptor, Photographer and Writer - MUMA - Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, VIC

   Len Lye - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

   Len Lye - Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

   Len Lye - Camden Arts Centre, London

   Len Lye: Kinetic Works - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

   Len Lye: Kinetic Works - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth


to top Group shows   57

   A Journal Of The Plague Year In Taipei - Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
   Art of its Own Making - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, MO
   Cinema & Painting - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington

   Typemotion - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

   First Amongst Equals (Part II) - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts - PICA, Perth, WA
Description  Contact. Artists From Aotearoa/new Zealand. - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   Encounters with the 1930s - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   Steve Carr, Len Lye and Campbell Patterson - Michael Lett, Auckland
   Wunderkammer - Autocenter, Berlin
   Animismus - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

   Abweichung - Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam
Description, image and works of art Galerie Ute ParduhnÖzlem Altin / Ruth Laskey / Len Lye - Figures in Space - Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf Send message
   Animismus. Moderne hinter den Spiegeln - - Generali Foundation, Vienna (closed, 2014)
   Whizz Bang Pop - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
   Oceania - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
Description  Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am. - Museum Tinguely, Basel
   In Camera: A Project Series Around And About Collecting - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington
   Points Of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, HÉlio Oiticica - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington

   Bild für Bild - Film und zeitgenössische Kunst - Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund
   Points of Contact - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
   Zelluloid - Film ohne Kamera - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
   Animism - Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
   Le Mouvement. Vom Kino zur Kinetik - Museum Tinguely, Basel
   Animism - Extra City - Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp
   Animism - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

   Curator Curator #5. After All, Everything Is Different In The End - HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts , Ghent
   Cause & Effect - LM Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  See this Sound. Versprechungen von Bild und Ton - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
   Free Radicals - Arcade Fine Arts, London
   I am a Camera - - Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (closed, 2011)
   Abstract Cinema & Technology - MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL
Description and image  Abstract Cinema & Technology - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL

   Free Radicals - - Artnews Projects, Berlin (closed, 2010)
   Athanasios Argianas, Len Lye - Arcade Fine Arts, London
   Drawing on Film, - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Description and image  16th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
   A Colour Box - Arcade Fine Arts, London
   Drawing on Film - The Drawing Center, New York City, NY

   Making Worlds - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Description  Il Futuro del Futurismo - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo

   27° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
Description  The Expanded Eye. Sehen - entgrenzt und verflüssigt - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Description and image  Le mouvement des images - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Animated Drawing - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - MIMA, Middlesbrough

   The Mind is a Horse (Part 2) - Bloomberg Space, London
Description and image  Visual Music - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

   Videozone 2 - Videozone - International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv
   A Kind of Bliss - The Drawing Room, London

Description  >Palomino< - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig

   Toi Toi Toi - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
   TOI TOI TOI - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

   Sculpture in the Gardens - Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

   Transformers: Amoving Experience - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
   2. Werkleitz Biennale - Cluster Images - Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Saale
   Transformers: A Moving Experience - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington

   3e Salon international de Galeries pilotes : Artistes et découvreurs de notre temps - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

   American Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, 68th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


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 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

New Zealand

 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth


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