Behind the Scenes: Le Prep of Le Parc

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation process for Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, on view at PAMM through March 19, 2017.

PAMM Chief Preparator Jay Oré gives us an in-depth look at the work that gets put into preserving Julio Le Parc: Form into Action. The participatory exhibition, which breaks down barriers between artwork, viewer and museum, needs daily maintenance from the prepatory crew to ensure it is up and running everyday for museum visitors.

“It’s unusual, it’s not every day that a museum has hands-on stuff.” – Jay Oré

Comprised of more than 100 works, including large-scale installations and rarely seen works on paper and archival material, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition and only comprehensive survey of the artist’s work in North America, delves into the artist’s groundbreaking innovations in the fields of light, movement and perception, developed over the course of an almost sixty-year career. Form into Action examines the breadth of Le Parc’s interests and methodologies, focusing primarily on his investigation into notions of spectator-ship and his continuous quest to engage and empower viewers.

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