Cardi is proud to present Alberto Biasi | Dinamica Ecologica, its first exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed Italian pioneer of Op Art Alberto Biasi (b. Padua, 1937). A founder of the influential collective Gruppo N in the 1960s, Biasi was among the first post-war artists to gain international recognition for his experimental use of unconventional materials to create kinetic and optical effects. Inspired by the latest scientific approaches, particularly in the field of physics, technology and industrial design, Biasi and his contemporaries developed a radical non-objective language that laid the basis for neo-avant-garde movements such as Arte Programmata in Italy, the Zero Group in Germany and GRAV (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel) in France. They collectively presented a utopian vision of the future through a consilient practice where art, science, and technology could meet to create a new art form. The global reach of Op Art culminated in 1965 with the seminal exhibition ‘The Responsive Eye’ at MoMA in New York, where Biasi showed alongside figures like Bridget Riley, Heinz Mack, and Victor Vasarely.
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