‘Moving Images II’ in Kunsthalle Messmer

The kinetic optical installation ‘Moving Images II’ by Rotterdam based artist Michael Bom has been nominated for the 5th International André Evard-Art Award by the Kunsthalle Messmer in Germany

For the fifth time, the Kunsthalle Messmer will be awarding one of the world’s most important art prizes in the field of concrete-constructive art. More than 600 artists from 45 countries have applied for this year’s André Evard Prize. The award ceremony will take place on 17 February. 101 artists have been nominated for the award. Their works can be seen in the Kunsthalle from the beginning of November until February 2019.

The jury consists of the collector and museum founder Marli Hoppe-Ritter from Waldenbuch, Sabine Schaschl, director and leading curator of the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, and Ewald Karl Schrade, gallery owner and initiator of the Art Karlsruhe.

The exhibition of the 101 works by the nominees of the 5th Evard Prize offers a summary of the most exciting facets of geometric-abstract contemporary art. In media of all kinds, the exhibits provide a deep insight into the current and international work of the concrete-constructive scene. The exhibition shows how different and individual the artists deal with the same art direction.

Michael Bom
Visual Artist

Times / Tijden:
The exhibition is open from 3 November 2018 till 17 February 2019.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Guided tours are available on Sundays at 2.30pm and every second
Wednesday of the month at 5pm, private groups by appointment.

Kunsthalle Messmer
Grossherzog-Leopold-Platz 1
79359 Riegel am Kaiserstuhl
Tel +49 (0) 7642 920 162 0
Di – So 10.00 – 17.00

About the work

These optical kinetic light machines conjure up illusions of filmic motion. Basic shapes, rhythms and movements found in nature are recurring themes used in these machines. The works are geometrical and abstract allowing the viewer to interpret the images through an engaging unconscious process. Utilizing movement and optical illusion he lets us perceive and experience these natural occurrences in a totally unique way. Due to their mechanical nature these machines also make their own sounds which add an extra dimension to these works.