Posts tagged Abstract Expressionism
A Review of the Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective at Tate Modern, London

Walking into the Rauschenberg restrospective at Tate Modern feels like the landing of Allied forces on the beach.  A surge of raw, brilliant American energy on the banks of the river Thames.  The works are powerful and as much ahead of their time today as they were fifty years ago.  Tate’s show is the first full scale survey of Rauschenberg’s oeuvre since his death in 2008.  The exhibition, produced with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 

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A Review of Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Invigorating, intense, emotional, dramatic. The art of Abstract Expressionism that originated in a world reeling from the uncertainty of the postwar years strongly resonates with the chaotic political climate of today. It delivers an inspiring message to the potential creators of today’s culture - where destruction took place in the twentieth century, creativity arose as a confident response, pioneering new techniques 

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The Dia:Beacon Gallery, New York

Richard Serra once said, “I consider space to be a material.” In the case of Dia:Beacon, the primarily Minimalist art collection né box factory, his words ring true. The expansive space located in the upstate New York township of Beacon does not overwhelm the artworks but instead enhances the viewer’s experience of being both with the works and within them. The broad hallways, high ceilings and labyrinthine layout allow visitors to quietly navigate their own route. 

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