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11 March 2020 —
17 May 2020

Carlos Cruz-Diez:
Chromointer­ference

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference (installation view, 2020). Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and Auckland Live. Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020. © Adagp, Paris 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference (installation view, 2020). Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and Auckland Live. Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020. © Adagp, Paris 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference (installation view, 2020). Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and Auckland Live. Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020. © Adagp, Paris 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerference (installation view, 2020). Aotea Centre Wrap, Aotea Square. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and Auckland Live. Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival 2020. © Adagp, Paris 2020. Photo by Sam Hartnett

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Venezuelan-French artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923–2019) was a major protagonist in the field of kinetic and optical art. His body of work explores how the movement of our bodies, objects and light determines our perception of colour. For him, colour was an evolving experience in space and time, and by means of various technologies he produced ingenious devices of perception. If looking at a painting is comparable to gazing out of a window, his works propose a leap into a void made of mutating colour.

For the first time in New Zealand, Te Tuhi and Auckland Live present the artist’s magnificent Chromointerference (1960–2019), where colour is made of projected moving patterns and light creating spellbinding ‘events’ in a monumental scale.

This epic visual extravaganza will be projected onto the exterior surface of the Aotea Centre for the duration of the Festival.

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