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From MADI to The Ludic Revolution

Volf Roitman

On View:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 — Sunday, August 29, 2010


The exhibition will celebrate the Ludic, or playfulness and whimsical, which is the basis of his creations.

Volf Roitman: From MADI to the Ludic Revolution is a series of major works celebrating the 60-year-long career of Uruguayan painter, sculptor, architect, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and humorist Volf Roitman.  Samples of Roitman’s work from the ‘50s to the present will be on view, including a splendid array of motorized, kinetic works of a humorous style.

His newest innovations include giant MADI banners and MADI lightboxes. Some say the letters MADI stand for Movimiento Artistico De Invencion or Materialismo DIalectismo (Dialectical Materialism). The movement integrates complexity with playfulness by focusing on geometric shapes that spill out of the traditional frame, and articulated mobile structures.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc.