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Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA

07.10.2012/General, Gallery
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
October 7, 2012 - January 14, 2013
 
This exhibition traces how international artists responded to the social and political climate of the postwar period by ripping, cutting, burning or affixing objects to the traditionally two-dimensional canvas.  This exhibition marks the first time that these strategies have been considered together as a coherent mode of artistic production.
 
The Vervoordt Foundation is proud to lend several key works from its Gutai collection to the MOCA. As well as showing a large range of Gutai artists in order to demonstrate their importance within an international context, both Shozo Shimamoto and Kazuo Shiraga are featured in depth, in individual galleries.
 
This important exhibition will travel further on to the Museum of Contelmporary Art in Chicago in the Spring of 2013.
 
Curator: Paul Schimmel
 
www.moca.org

Paul Shimmel opening the exhibition: http://vimeo.com/50798392.
 
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at L.A. MOCA
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