Museum Brandhorst presents: Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age

‘Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age’ will be the first exhibition to tell the story of painting’s adaptation, absorption and transformation of information technologies in Western Europe and the United States since the 1960s. Its historical starting point in Pop Art and Nouveau Réalisme’s programmatic appropriation and re-contextualization of commercial imagery precedes the advent of digitalization and the Internet by some thirty years. Featuring over 230 works by 107 artists, it is the biggest exhibition ever held at the Museum Brandhorst.

Three inter-related sections, each occupying a floor of the museum, will trace three important strands in the development of painting since 1960. ‘Gesture and Spectacle’ surveys the ways in which gestural techniques were mobilized to combat or ‘humanize’ spectacle. ‘Eccentric Figuration’ brings together various aesthetic manifestations of the bodily in painting under the influence of media and spectacle. ‘Social Networks’ centers on those ways in which painting represents a ‘network society’, both through the mobilization of images on canvas and by representing the artist’s life-worlds.


Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age – Museum Brandhorst

Open from 14.11.2015 to 30.04.2016

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