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Explosion! at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

02.06.2012/Gallery
Explosion! at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
EXPLOSION! PAINTING AS ACTION

Group exhibition
Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
From June 2nd - September 9th 2012


Explosion! is the latest exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. It opens on June 2nd and runs until September 9th 2012. The exhibition will travel on to the Fundacio Juan Miro in the fall.

Explosion! brings together many of Axel Vervoordt Gallery's artists that value the creative act of art making. The gallery was 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.

Curator: Magnus af Petersens

For more information: www.modernamuseet.se
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