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Two exhibitions

Tate St Ives, St Ives (Cornwall)

The Indiscipline of Painting: International abstraction from the 1960s to now is an international group exhibition including works by American and European artists made over the last five decades and features major new commissions and loans selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis. Alongside this exhibition there is a special focus on the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, exploring one of the twentieth century's greatest abstract sculptors.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International abstraction from the 1960s to now

The exhibition has been selected by British artist Daniel Sturgis, and curated with Martin Clark, Artistic Director, Tate St Ives and Sarah Shalgosky, Curator, University of Warwick.

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, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in which the history and legacy of abstract painting continues to inspire artists working today.

The contemporary position of abstract painting is problematic. It can be seen to be synonymous with a modernist moment that has long since passed, and an ideology which led the medium to stagnate in self-reflexivity and ideas of historical progression. The Indiscipline of Painting challenges such assumptions. It reveals how painting’s modernist histories, languages and positions have continued to provoke ongoing dialogues with contemporary practitioners, even as painting’s decline and death has been routinely and erroneously declared.

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, Gerhard Richter and Bridget Riley alongside other lesser known artists such as Tomma Abts, Martin Barré, Mary Heilmann and Jeremy Moon.

The Indiscipline of Painting is a collaborative project between Tate St Ives and Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre. The exhibition travels to the Mead Gallery and opens on the 14 January 2012, running until 10 March 2012.

As part of The Indiscipline of Painting, Newlyn Art Gallery has commissioned John M. Armleder to make a major new work. John M. Armleder is at Newlyn Art Gallery 8 October 2011 – 3 January 2012.

The exhibition will be showing works from the following 49 artists (in alphabetical order):

Tomma Abts born 1967; John M. Armleder born 1948 ; Tauba Auerbach born 1981; Martin Barré 1924 – 1993; Francis Baudevin born 1964; Daniel Buren born 1938 ; André Cadere 1934‑1978; Ingrid Calame born 1965 ; Keith Coventry born 1958 ; Michael Craig‑Martin born 1941 ; Karin Davie born 1965; Peter Davies born 1970; Gene Davis 1920‑1985; David Diao born 1943; Moira Dryer 1957 – 1992; Bernard Frize born 1949; Michelle Grabner born 1962; Tim Head born 1946; Alex Hubbard born 1975; Katharina Grosse born 1961; Peter Halley born 1953; Jane Harris born 1956; Mary Heilmann born 1940 ; Jacob Kassay born 1984; Richard Kirwan born 1969; Imi Knoebel born 1940; Bob Law 1934‑2004; Sherrie Levine born 1947; Jeremy Moon 1934‑1973; Olivier Mosset born 1944; Carl Ostendarp born 1961; Blinky Palermo 1943‑1977; Steven Parrino 1958-2005; David Reed born 1946; Gerhard Richter born 1932; Bridget Riley born 1931; Ruth Root born 1967; Robert Ryman born 1930; Sean Scully born 1945; Frank Stella born 1936; Myron Stout 1908-1987; Daniel Sturgis born 1966; Cheyney Thompson born 1975; Niele Toroni born 1937; Richard Tuttle born 1941; Dan Walsh born 1960; Andy Warhol 1928‑1987; Peter Young born 1940; Heimo Zobernig born 1958.


Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden : New Perspectives on a Living Legacy

Alongside The Indiscipline of Painting, which looks at the history and legacy of abstract painting, there is a special focus this season on the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, exploring one of the twentieth century’s greatest abstract sculptors.

Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives, along with her husband Ben Nicholson and young family, at the outbreak of the Second World War. “Finding Trewyn was a sort of magic”, she wrote of the St Ives studio – now the Barbara Hepworth Museum – where she lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975.

Following her wish to establish her home and studio as a museum for her work, Trewyn Studio (and much of the artist’s remaining work there) were given to the nation and placed in Tate’s care in 1980. It displays sculptures in bronze, stone and wood, both in the house and integrated into the subtropical foliage of the garden, along with paintings, drawings and archival material preserved in the artist’s workshops.

Following the recent opening of The Hepworth Wakefield there has been a renewed interest in the artist and her work. This new purpose-built gallery, designed by David Chipperfield in the town of Hepworth’s birth, is now home to a collection of plasters, prototypes, tools and ephemera, many of which have been relocated to the museum from St Ives.

Image: Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom 2002, Kenny Schachter & Ilona Rich © Mary Heilmann

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Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach - St Ives (Cornwall)
Exhibition Hours
March – October: Daily 10.00-17.20, last admission 17.00
November – February: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-16.20, last admission 16.00
Admission: £6.25 (£3.75 concessions)

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