A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance

This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Modern in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 14 November 2012 to Monday 01 April 2013

A Bigger Splash, 1967 image May of Teck image Shooting Picture image

Published by anonymous on Saturday 03 November 2012.
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The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.