Art Outside the Box in France in the ‘60s

Art Outside the Box in France in the ‘60s
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Supports/Surfaces is a French artistic movement born during the ‘60s, a period of grand artistic effervescence, along with a distinct break from the past. The seventy-five works in the exhibition belong to fifteen artists who, at the time, questioned the very destiny of art itself, especially painting and sculpture. They undertook a reinterpretation of the academic traditions tied to the these two essential visual arts, with the aim of rediscovering the true essence of artistic creation. This brought about a break with pictorial space and sculptural form - painting acquired a dimension and spatial presence beyond the canvas, while sculpture was fragmented and dragged off its pedestal. An organic and stunning discovery of a chapter of the history of European art, both irreverent and courageous, which challenged all the rules of the academies and the very space conceived by art.

Giorgia Cestaro - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing