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

Tate St Ives

8 October 2011 – 3 January 2012

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Abstraction has occupied a difficult position in art during the 21st century, weighed down by its association with an outdated modernist movement and paralysing, self-reflexive ideologies.

Tate St Ives's autumn exhibition explores the development and continuing relevance of abstract art over the last 50 years with a display of work by 49 artists, as selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis.The Indiscipline of Painting demonstrates how artists working today continue to be inspired by the history and legacy of abstract painting. Bringing together important works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and other artists, the exhibition showcases a movement which has flourished despite frequent predictions of its demise.

Venue information

Opening times

March - October
Mon - Sun 10am – 5.20pm
Last admission 5pm

November - February
Tues - Sun 10am - 4.20pm
Last admission 4pm

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