Yaacov Agam, 92, is the world’s best-known Israeli artist and sculptor. For some six decades, he has been exploring his signature style or abstract kinetic art, which shows movement when viewed from different angles. One of his most iconic sculptural pieces — the “Water and Fire Fountain”— has been at the center of Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Square since 1986. (That piece was temporarily relocated to make way for a major redesign of the square, then replaced once the renovation was completed.) The Yaakov Agam Museum of Art is in Rishon LeZion, north of Tel Aviv.
Quotes: “My aim is to show the visible as possibility in a state of perpetual becoming.” | “My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing. My aim is to show what can be seen within the limits of possibility which exists in the midst of coming into being.”
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