Painting: Process and Expansion From the 1950s Until Now at MUMOK

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Gerhard Richter - (Ausschnitt) Das Parkstück, 1971 - Foto: MUMOK - © Gerhard Richter

VIENNA.- The exhibition deepens and sharpens the
definition of two central aspects present in the postwar
development of
abstract painting: painting as a processual, self-reflecting
medium as
well as the expansion of painting into the domain where it
references
objects and space and which accompanied the dissolution of the
picture.
Almost two hundred works testify to painting in the throes of a
crisis in
respect of traditional notions of the art form, the conception of
picture-making, and the attempt to overcome them. Starting out
from
positions that were already historical at the time, an arc is
drawn into
the present and the impressive–in terms of both quantity and
quality–Austrian contribution to these developments is presented.
On view
9 July through 3 October.