Yaacov Agam (1928- ) is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his role in the development of Kinetic art movement. He currently lives and works in New York City. Trained at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Gieldon Art School, Zurcí and Atelier dÁbstrait, Paris, Agam was active in Paris. His first solo exhibition was held at the Craven Gallery, Paris, in 1953. In 1955, he came into limelight with the exhibition Le Mouvement at the Dense René Gallery, Paris, where he and artists such as Bury, Calder and Soto, were credited for the birth of Kinetic art. Agam´s works are typically characterized with abstraction, movement and viewer participation. He often uses sound and light with his sculptures. Amongs his most seen pieces are Double Metamorphosis II (MOMA, New York), Visual Music Orchestration, and the design of a square in the Defense quarter of Paris.
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