A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance Art – A novel exhibition even by Tate Modern standards!
The Tate Modern is London’s most visited art gallery. Asides housing a remarkable collection of contemporary and modern art from the beginning of the twentieth century until the present day, the Tate Modern regularly hosts special events and exhibitions throughout the year.
If you want to experience an extraordinary exhibition in London’s most popular art gallery, then you may be interested in visiting the new Tate Modern exhibition, ‘A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance’. From 14 November 2012 until 1 April 2013, the Tate Modern will be hosting A Bigger Splash, which will explore the fascinating relationship between painting and performance from the 1950s until the modern era.
The title of this highly-anticipated exhibition was inspired by the English painter, photographer and stage designer, David Hockney and his legendary 1967 painting of a Californian swimming pool. This provocative exhibition looks at various art forms of the last half a century, including video, photography, documentary and painting and the leading artists over the decades, such as Cindy Sherman, Yves Klein and Jackson Pollock.
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance Art will be particularly focused on the post-war epoch and how art during this period had an enduring effect on how art was sculptured throughout the successive generations.
The experimental works of the action painters of the 1950s and 60s will be explored, showing unique footage and photographs of the likes of Pinot Gallizio and Niki de Saint Phalle, renowned actionists of the era, who used innovatory technique to produce their works, including shooting paintings with air riffles and snipping up canvases.
A Bigger Splash will also explore how artists have experimented with the concept of ‘stage set’, and will be showcasing a series leading installations in the last few decades, including Karen Kilimnik’s Swan Lake installation of 1992 and Marc Camille’s Jean Cocteau stage set of 2002.
This refreshingly unique new Tate Modern exhibition is concentrated on the way younger and aspiring artists have been influenced by the innovative artists of bygone decades.
Having been curated by Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance Art, promises to provide fresh and novel insight into different forms of art over the last half a century.