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Nouvelle Tendance

Poster of the first expo Nove Tendencije in 1961, designed by Ivan Picelj.
1961 to 1973

Nouvelle Tendance is an international group of avant-garde artists founded in Paris. Under this title, five international exhibitions were organized with innovative art.

The artists in this movement experimented with lighting effects, kinetic art and Opart. In 1968 they brought one of the first exhibitions with computer art. From that moment, they published nine issues of their magazine Bit International, including two double issues.

Many of the members of Nouvelle Tendance were affiliated with local movements such as ZERO, Nul, Grav, Equipo 57 and others. In contrast to these local moves, Nouvelle Tendance had no statutes or regulations.

The movement is also known as Neue Tendenzen and Nove Tendencije. 


amongst others: Getulio Alviani, John Baldessari, Alberto Biasi, Hartmut Böhm, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Colombo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Piero Dorazio, Herbert W. Franke, Karl Gerstner, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Julije Knifer, Vlado Kristl, Edoardo Landi, Julio Le Parc, Heinz Mack, Manfredo Massironi, Almir Mavignier, Manfred Mohr, François Morellet, Frieder Nake, Ivan Picelj, Otto Piene, Uli Pohl, Vjenceslav Richter, Bridget Riley, Klaus Staudt, Luis Tomasello, Günther Uecker, Ludwig Wilding.

Julio Le Parc - Probabilité du noir égal au blanc n°4, kinetic work, 1961
Poster of the second expo Nove Tendencije in 1963, designed by Ivan Picelj.
Carlos Cruz-Diez in his studio.
Uli Pohl - Spirale III/px, Acrylglass Aluminium, 1963, Collection: Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Piero Dorazio - reticolo, oil on canvas, 1964
Poster of the thirth expo Nove Tendencije in 1966, designed by Ivan Picelj.
 Francois Morellet - Sphere, steel, 1965
First issue of Bit International: The Theory of Informations and the New Aesthetics, 1968
Poster of the last expo Nove Tendencije in 1973, designed by Ivan Picelj.