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The Choice of Painting

The Tessé Museum is presenting the exhibition “The Choice of Painting, Another History of Abstraction, 1962-1989” from February 10th to June 9th, 2024. It offers a panorama of three decades of abstract painting in France, from the 1960s to the 1980s.

How did artists kept on painting when the trend, starting from the 1960s, gazed towards pop art, non-art, conceptual art, or minimalism? Through about sixty works, the exhibition explores this interrogation by reflecting the diversity of new pictorial approaches based on a different conception of gesture, the role of colour, and the notion of painting.

Victor Vanoosten, exhibition curator

Musée de Tessé
2 avenue de Paderborn
72000 Le Mans
Tél. 02 43 47 38 51

Free Admission
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Catalogue: THE CHOICE OF PAINTING Another history of abstraction in France 1962-1989.

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