Styles: The Movement Movement

In the century of cinema, television, and indeed Rube Goldberg, it was inevitable that art would start moving too. Now, hard on the heels of op artists, who address their work to the retina, has come a widespread number of "kinetic" artists, who try to combine mechanics and art. They are exploiting the human eye's capacity to perceive motion, and their work is the newest watchword on the fast-moving international gallery scene. Manhattan's avant-garde Jewish Museum is currently showing 102 works by kineticism's established practitioners, Jean Tinguely and Nicolas Schöffer. In...