Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction.

25 November 2015 – 24 January 2016

White Cube Bermondsey

http://whitecube.com/exhibitions/tightrope_walk_painted_images_after_abstraction_bermondsey_2015

The group exhibition ‘Tightrope Walk’ brings together paintings by close to fifty artists in an effort to illuminate how the act of making a representational painting became redefined over the past century, following the emergence of abstraction as a competing proposition. Since then, representational painting has always been made in cognisance of abstraction – sometimes polemically against it but more often incorporating aspects of it into a new synthesis. The exhibition draws on some of the forms in which this contentious encounter has taken place and its impact on the many ways painters have revised their conception of what representation can be.

Double Sarah B. - Alex Katz - 2011 - 109172 | White Cube

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