La pittura o Come sbarazzarsene
Exhibition catalogue (11 June - 14 September 2014, Villa Medici, Rome)
This volume is the catalogue of the exhibition curated by Éric de Chassey.
The four protagonists of the exhibition are the Italian Fabio Mauri, the American Marcia Hafif, the French Martin Barré and the Swiss Olivier Mosset. Their work, and especially three specific phases during which the artists explored, from the beginning of the 20th century and after the rise of abstract art, the complex theme of the end of painting, is retraced in this exhibition.
The reduction to the essentials of abstraction typical of the mid-phase of minimalist art led the artists here on display to make, between 1959 and 1969, bold artistic choices close to conceptual and performing art, before going back to painting.
Bilingual text, French and Italian