Fountain, 2011 – 2013

The artist Zilvinas Kempinas participates in two group shows opening in February. In ThisPlay, held at the Arter cultural hub in Istanbul, the work Fountain is displayed alongside more than fifty works. Curated by Emre Baykal, the show seeks to reflect on concepts of childhood and play, exploring the liberating aspect of play. In Kinetismus: 100 Years of Electricity in Art, his work Lemniscate is set in a context that seeks to explore how electricity transformed artistic practice from the early 20th century to the present day.

Zilvinas Kempinas is a worldwide reference in kinetic art. Kempinas employs nontraditional materials to create active and dynamic exhibits, most commonly as installations. In many of his works, Kempinas utilizes his signature material, unwound magnetic tape. The artist fully uses its physical properties – its weightlessness, mobility and transparency. Kempinas plays with the graphic qualities of the magnetic tape inherent to its color, texture and reflectiveness.

Lemniscate, 2008