L’objet en mouvement: Early Abstract Film

October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Presented in conjunction with "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art," this exhibition comprises a selection of abstract films from the 1920s discussed by essayists in the third issue of Cercle et Carré's journal. Members of Cercle et Carré identified these early films as initial steps toward achieving an entirely abstract cinema—a nonrepresentational mode of expression based purely on movement. Films include Fernand Léger's "Le Ballet mécanique" (1924) and Man Ray's "Emak-Bakia" (1926).


Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art