The Indiscipline of Painting
International abstraction from 1960 to now
Sat 14 Jan - Sat 10 Mar 2012 Mon - Sat 12noon to 9pm
The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, the exhibition considers how abstraction has remained a site of urgent, relevant and critical enquiry for generations of artists over the last 50 years. The exhibition goes on to demonstrate the ways in which the history and legacy of abstract painting continues to inspire artists working today.
This is an incredibly rare opportunity to see paintings by historical and contemporary figures. The show brings together works by British, American and European artists made over the last five decades and features major new commissions and loans. It includes important works by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Michael Craig-Martin and Bridget Riley alongside younger artists such as Tomma Abts, Tauba Auerbach, Jacob Kassay and Cheyney Thompson.
The exhibition at Mead Gallery will also feature a new commission by Swiss artist Francis Baudevin.
The Indiscipline of Painting is a collaborative project between Mead Gallery and Tate St Ives, where it opened on 8 October 2011. Arriving at the Mead Gallery from 14 Jan until 10 Mar,the exhibition also draws on the particular context of the significant colour-field abstract paintings which the University of Warwick has collected over the last 50 years, and which are on display across campus.
An events series, including talks, symposia, school tours and family workshops will take place throughout the exhibition.
Mead Gallery and Tate St Ives gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England, The Henry Moore Foundation, The Higher Education Funding Council, and the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain.
Join Martin Clark, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, on a virtual video guided tour of the exhibition here
The Indiscipline of Painting was reviewed for ArtForum by Filipa Oliveria.
More information about some of the artists from the exhibition, and information about their current exhibitions, can be found here:
(Please note that these are external links and that The Mead has no responsibility for their content).
Dates & Times
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One of the biggest exhibition spaces in the Midlands, the Mead is a cool, white, light space presenting touring shows and newly curated exhibitions during term times. It is located above the Cinema and is open from noon to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.