• Chronos b by Nicolas Schöffer (DR)
  • Chronos 10 by Nicolas Schöffer (Fondation Vasarely) ©Clémentine Crochet
  • Chronos 10 by Nicolas Schöffer (Fondation Vasarely) ©Clémentine Crochet
  • Chronos 10 by Nicolas Schöffer (Fondation Vasarely) ©Clémentine Crochet

Nicolas Schöffer (1912-1992) | Chronos 10

Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence

Installation, France

Chronos 10 is a chrono-dynamic artwork that has developed from research into space, light and time. The mirrors grafted onto the structure, mutate at different speeds of rotation according to a random programme, projecting coloured light that introduced dynamics into the surrounding environment. Rethinking and introducing a new form of dynamics into the space in which we live, was one of the major preoccupations of the artist who wanted “To put the town in art and not a bit of art into the town”, to build an environmental future of quality. (translation by Caroline Newman).

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