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The Cafesjian Center for the Arts Announces the Closure of Victor Vasarely’s Exhibition

March 30, 2012
The Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) announces the closure of  its Victor Vasarely: Optical Perspectives exhibition on April 15, 2012.  Starting from April 3 the admission to the exhibition in the CCA Eagle Gallery will be free of charge. 

The exhibition, opened in September 2011, presented 44 works from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection, representing Victor Vasarely’s art in its versatility. The exhibition was also accompanied by two educational programs: the program Op Art. Permutations of Colour and Shape was intended for children aged 5-11, while Introduction to Printing program was to accommodate senior schoolchildren, as well as university students and adults.  

“The purpose of the exhibition was to contribute to the discovery of Vasarely’s versatile art, as well as provide insight into printing technique. We often supplement our exhibitions with educational programs to both better present the artist and make museum visits a more interactive experience for everyone. In this regard, Victor Vasarely’s exhibition and the related educational programs are clearly a success”,  said the Acting Executive Director of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts Vahagn Marabyan.

The last workshop of Introduction to Printing program will be held on April 7 and April 14. 

A prominent figure of 20th century art Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1906. Having studied art at the Podolini-Volkmann private academy and then at “Műhely” Academy in Budapest, Vasarely moved to Paris in 1930. Exploring the optical effects and interaction of color and form, Vasarely developed his own style of geometric abstraction, founding a new artistic movement. In 1965, after the “Responsive Eye” exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art, Vasarely was recognized the forefather of Op Art. 
Defining the principle of unity of color and form, Vasarely created the plastic alphabet, the units of which, through reconfigurations and permutations generated endless creative combinations. By developing the plastic alphabet into the universal language of art, Victor Vasarely aspired to make art accessible to all, to contribute to the harmonious development of art and society. 

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