29.03.2019 to 01.09.2019
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin will present the first institutional solo exhibition in Europe of works by American artist Jack Whitten (1939-2018). The presentation, conceived in close collaboration with the artist, reveals how Whitten consistently redefined the boundaries of abstract painting over a period of six decades.
Proceeding from his gestural paintings created under the influence of Abstract Expressionism, the exhibition traces the development of Whitten’s art from his slab paintings of the 1970s to his later experiments with structure and materiality that culminated in his own distinctive mosaic style. To illuminate the contemporary context of the works, the exhibition focuses on paintings dealing with historical events and prominent personalities such as Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Andy Warhol, John Coltrane and Prince.
The exhibition is made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
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