Art of Another Kind
08 Jun - 12 Sep 2012
International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960
8 June – 12 September 2012
Pioneering artists in the post-World War II era alternatively embraced artistic freedom and gesture-based styles, nontraditional materials and counter-cultural references. Featuring nearly 100 works by Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Asger Jorn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tàpies, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others, this collection-based exhibition explores the affinities and differences between artists working continents apart in a period of great transition and rapid creative development.
Asger Jorn, A Soul for Sale (Ausverkauf einer Seele), 1958–59 (detail). Oil with sand on canvas, 200 x 250 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Evelyn Sharp Foundation 83.3040 © 2012 Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ COPY-DAN, Copenhagen