The Easel

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13th August 2019

Full of wonders: Takis at Tate Modern reviewed

Takis died last week, just after the opening of his “epic” London retrospective. Labelling him a pioneer of kinetic art scarcely does him justice. Some of his abstract sculptures use lights while others make strange sounds. Most famous are works that use electromagnetism to suspend objects in mid-air, “frozen in constant, unbearable, unbreakable tension.” Better than an obituary is this video (6 min).