The Magic of Yaacov Agam
Artist: Yaacov Agam
Exhibition dates: January 28 to April 21, 2016
Museum: Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
Location: Dallas, Texas
Considered a father and pioneer of the kinetic art movement, Yaacov Agam is one of the most important living contemporary artists. He has been featured in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern art in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.
Born in 1928 in Rishon LeZion, Agam is the son of a Rabbi who was a Kabbalist. This influence lives on through Agam’s nonrepresentational art, using symbolism and movement in his artwork. Agam works in various mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture and lithography.
Opened in 2003, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art is the only museum dedicated to MADI art, and is the primary point of focus for the abstract MADI movement. The name was changed to the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in 2007. The museum hosts multiple collections as well as educational and social events.