The exhibition « The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction after 1945 » at the Museum Barberini, Postdam, focuses on the two most important currents of abstraction after the World War II: Abstract Expressionism in the United States and Art Informel in western Europe.
These two major currents of the post-war abstraction have been considered as separate, independent developments. The Shape of Freedom proposes an unprecedented dialogue and highlights the relevance of this transatlantic exchange.
In one of its sections entitled « Painting as Performance: European Action Painting », visitors have the opportunity to discover Jean Degottex’s 1961 painting, Furyu, on loan from the Musée national d’art moderne in Paris.
The exhibition reassambles around a 97 works by 52 artists including Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Georges Mathieu, Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Judit Reigl Clyfford Still, among the others.
After its opening run in Potsdam, the exhibition will travel to the Albertina modern in Vienna and the Munchmuseet in Oslo.
Curator Daniel Zamani of Museum Barberini.