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Kinetic sculpture

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Kinetic sculptures are sculptures that move, ideally with a minumum of applied force. Mobiles are a type of kinetic sculpture. Many others are wind-powered. Kinetic sculptures are often implemeted as installation art. By definition sound sculpture is kinetic sculpture.

Kinetic sculpture was pioneered by Alexander Calder (inventor of the mobile) and George Rickey. Other leading exponents include Yaacov Agam, Marcel Duchamp, Naum Gabo, Jean Tinguely, Zero group and Arthur Ganson.

External Links

  • Kineticus (http://www.kineticus.com/) is devoted to the subject of kinetic art. The website gets permanently updated by its members, galleries, curators and guests and therefore is a great platform and opportunity. It was founded by the kinetic artist Bernward Frank (http://www.kineticart.de/)


In addition the term is applied to a variety of human powered craft that are involved in cross country races and parades. Examples may be found at http://www.kineticsculpturerace.orgde:Kinetische Kunst nl:Kinetische kunst

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