UNITED STATES OF ABSTRACTION
The exhibition United States of Abstraction. American Artists in France, 1946-1964 explores the intense presence of American artists and how they helped redefine abstract art in France at a time when the global geography of art was in upheaval. It is generally considered that Paris lost its status as the art capital of the world after the Second World War, in favour of New York. However, from the end of the war, many artists, musicians and writers came to study and create in France. The exhibition explores the intense presence of these American artists and how they helped redefine abstract art in France at a time when the global geography of art was being turned upside down.
The exhibition is made up of about a hundred works, paintings and sculptures, from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, and is accompanied by numerous documents that provide an insight into the period.
This exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Fabre Museum of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole which will host it from 6 August to 31 October 2021.
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