Painting: 180° Boogie- Woogie

"In life," says Yaacov Agam, the son of an Israeli rabbi, "you never can see all that is going on at once." An old saying? Perhaps, but Agam, 38, has sawed his preaching into visual parables. He paints op art murals that change their spots entirely when the viewer passes by, makes wall constructions whose pieces may be rearranged like bits of hardware in a pegboard, or, mounted on springs, rummaged through as if they were bouquets of clanking metal flowers. He also composes bit-by-bit musical moments that sound like timbrels and...

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