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5441273Expanded Painting
DateMonday 11th January 2016 to Sunday 31st December 2017
DescriptionIn the decades following the Second World War, artists explored a number of radical approaches to the conventions and materials of painting. In Italy in the late 1950s, Pinot Gallizio produced Industrial Paintings on vast rolls of canvas, questioning the idea of the painting as a unique and commercially tradeable object. By bringing together different styles of abstract and figurative painting his work appeared to undermine the authority of either approach. If Gallizio was deflating the mystique of painting by adopting the technique of the production line, other artists enlivened it with acts of symbolic violence. Shozo Shimamoto in Japan and Niki de Saint Phalle in France each subjected painting to physical assault, producing works by hole-punching silver paper, or shooting a canvas embedded with paint-filled balloons. Though their works were abstract and even playful, the artists connected the production of painting to the memory of and continuing experience of war.
Time(s)Mon-Thu, Sun 10am-6pm, last adm 5.15pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm, last adm 9.15pm, closed Dec 24-26, ongoing
LocationTate Modern
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