Nicolas Schöffer

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsWikipedia (german)
Initiatives/projects The Spatio-Lumino-Chronodynamic Towers & Sculptures of Nicolas Schöffer (English)
Images The centre of attention: Nicolas Schöffer - a found exhibition
Initiatives/projects Nicolas Schöffer by ArtCircle (English)
Other Cybernetic Art Pioneer Nicolas Schöffers Lifetime Of Kinetic Sculptures (English)
Other Nicolas Schöffer on Monoskop (English)
Document Pages: 9, 12, 14, 31, ARTISTI STRANIERI NON OPERANTI IN GRUPPO - Nicolas Schöffer (Italian)


Exhibitions
Art in Public Space1979Chronos 10 BDeutsches Patent- und MarkenamtMünchen, Germany
Art in Public Space1974CHRONOS 8Embarcadero CenterSan Francisco ( USA )
Collective project1973KYLDEX 1Hamburger OperHamburg, Germany
Project1973SCAM 1 - SCulpture AutoMobileParis, France
Group exhibition1971'Art et Science'Museum von Tel AvivTel Aviv, Israel.
Group exhibition1967The Light in RomeObelisco GalleryRome, Italy


Artworks in Collections
Royal Museums of Fine ArtsBrussels, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)New York, USA
National Center of Art and Culture Georges PompidouParis, France


1992
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Died

Paris, Frankreich

1992
1959
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Projects

Entwicklung der Theorie des Chronodynamik (Konzentration auf die Zeit)

1959
1957
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Projects

Im Laufe des Jahres entwickelt er seine Theorie der Spatiodynamik weiter und definiert die Grundprinzipien der Luminodynamik (Integration von Licht, Musik, Film, …)

1957
1956
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Projects

Im Jahr 1956 baut Nicolas Schöffer die erste autonome kybernetische Skulptur ' CYSP 1'
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1956
1948
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Projects

Entwickelt Nicolas Schöffer die Theorie der Spatiodynamik (Integration des Raumes in die Skulptur)

1948
1936
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Education

Paris, France
Studium an der Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Atelier Sabatté). Lebt seit diesem Datum in Paris.

1936
1912
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Born

Kalocsa, Ungarn
Studiert Zeichnen, Malen und Klavier ab dem 7. Lebensjahr. Sekundarstudium am Jesuitenkolleg von Kalocsa. Absolventen der School of Fine Arts in Budapest (Ungarn).

1912

Nicolas Schöffer was one of the truly innovative artists whose theoretical and practical influence on present day art is remarkable. Born in Hungary and active in Paris since 1936, he developed theories of spatiodynamism (1948), luminodynamism (1957), and chronodynamism(1959) which challenged earlier notions of static viewing of sculpture. From his first cybernetic sculpture CYSP 1 (1956) through the later ballet inspired cybernetic Light Tower in the city of Liège and various other public sculptures in the 1970s, he worked independent of art trends and labels at the time. His dynamic cybernetic constructions worked at the borderline of science, electronics, mathematics, and art, constantly altering their aesthetic features. His career as creator-innovator includes sculpture, architecture, urbanism, total theatre, tapestry, film/video, music, teaching and books.

http://dada.compart-bremen.de/item/agent/472 (27.04.2020)

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Chronos 10 B photo Chronos 10 B 1979 Nicolas Schöffer 
Lumino photo Lumino 1968 Nicolas Schöffer