PACE – Creating Abstraction

3 February - 12 March, 2022
Carla Accardi, Fondo rosso, 1959 © Archivio Accardi Sanfilippo, Photo: Kristian Laudrup, courtesy Bortolami Gallery, New York and PACE, London

Private View: 2 February: 6-8pm

This group exhibition brings together seven female artists whose experimental approach to material and engagement with Modernism has pushed the boundaries of abstraction.

Co-curated with Carla Chammas, this exhibition centres on the idea of multi-disciplinarity as a means of exploring abstraction. On view across the full expanse of Pace’s recently opened Hanover Square gallery, Creating Abstraction looks at the ways in which various Modernist movements were disseminated across the world and interpreted by artists from Britain, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore and the United States. This exhibition creates dialogues between the sculptures, paintings, textiles, works on paper, video, photography, and installations of Carla Accardi (1924-2014), Leonor Antunes (b. 1972), Yto Barrada (b. 1971), Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916-2017), Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Kim Lim (1936-1997) and Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Despite vastly disparate nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds, there is a shared sensibility between these artists who each found inspiration in Modernism’s non-hierarchical approach to material, and abstraction’s rich capacity for multi-disciplinary experimentation.

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