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Explosion! The legacy of Jackson Pollock
Curated by: Magnus af Petersens
Parc de Montjuïc s/n
08038 Barcelona
Spain


October 24th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013
Opening: 
October 24th, 2012 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
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Explosion! The Legacy of Jackson Pollock explores the web of influences and connections that emerged from “action painting” and the work of its main exponent, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). From the late 1940s, the notion of painting as action opened up an enormous field of possibilities that resulted in performance art and in the innovative arts practices known as Conceptual Art. Many of these artists came to place as much importance on the creative act as on the finished painting. In this border zone between painting and performance, the element of chance and the spectator often ended up being co-creators of the work. This experimental, conceptual approach to painting and art later inspired many other artists.

The exhibition offers a geographic and chronological overview of the scope of the phenomenon. It includes works in a variety of media by artists working in the period from the late forties to the present, including Jackson Pollock, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Allan Kaprow, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, Saburo Murakami, Bruce Nauman, John Baldessari, and Paul McCarthy, among others.


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