Explosion! at Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona
Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock is the latest exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miro in Barcelona. It opens on September 23th, 2012 and runs until February 24th, 2013. The exhibition has been shown before in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock brings together many of Axel Vervoordt Gallery's artists that value the creative act of art making. The Vervoordt Foundation as well as the Axel Vervoordt gallery were both very pleased to lend some works of the collection for this exhibition. You can see work of a.o. Sadaharu Horio, Kazuo Shiraga, Otto Piene and Gunther Uecker.
The exhibition brings together some 50 artists from the late 1940s up to the present.
After the second world war, a number of painters in different parts of the world began to attack painting’s fundamental assumptions in ways that were at once both aggressive and playful. Many artists attached as much importance to the creative act itself as they did to the painting that resulted from it. On this borderland between painting and performance, chance or the spectator were often recruited as co-creators of the work. This experimental, conceptual attitude to painting and art subsequently inspired a lot of other artists. In recent years, interest in performance art has increased, and with it interest in its roots.
The exhibition is curated by Magnus af Petersens, curator of contemporary art at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.