The History of Kinetic Art – The Art Students League

The History of Kinetic Art

Silya Kiese

Silya Kiese

Class Description

JANUARY 8–29, 2020
4 Sessions: Wednesdays, 7-9:00 pm
Fee: $200
Students limited to 25
Instructor present every day

‘Kinetic’ is a term that refers to ‘Real Motion’ and can relate to graceful human gestures, as well as achieving a greater total consciousness of ‘oneness’ with the rhythms of nature and the environment. The course will cover the history of Kinetic Art, and well-known artists, such as George Rickey, Nicolas Schoeffer, Moholy Nagy, Naum Gabo, others. The focus of this course will describe the dynamic narratives related to ‘Light – Motion – Sound and time-based Art-Forms, including the innovation of Clocks-Motion, Music, Film, Poetry, and Art-Objects that fl oat in the air or are set in motion by wind-power, light of the sun and ocean-rhythms.

About the Instructor

Silya Kiese’s lively demonstrations and lectures on contemporary sculpture, live art, and installations have inspired many students. Ms. Kiese attended The Art Students League of New York and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her M.F.A.

A distinguished lecturer in art, philosophy, and art history, Ms. Kiese has spoken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, School of Visual Arts, the University of California, Los Angeles, Rutgers University, and the Silvermine Guild Art Center. She was a visiting artist and lecturer at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Seattle Pacific University, Evergreen State College, and University of California, Berkeley. Her life-size sculptures, light art, and installations are exhibited internationally.

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