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Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at MCA Chicago

16.02.2013 - 02.06.2013/General, Gallery
Destroy the Picture, Painting the Void at MCA Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago
February 16–June 2, 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 MCA. 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.
 
Curator: Paul Schimmel

For more information, see www.mcachicago.org/exhibitions/next/all/301