Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.
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Simon Hantaï contradicted the negation of painting, instead liberating the support from a passive role to an active one, helping to push art forward by means of new processes in order to rethink the act of painting. In 1960, inspired by Jackson Pollock and Henri Matisse, Hantaï initiated his ‘pliage’ or folded canvas method of working, an entirely new painting technique that dominated his entire career and creative output.Read More
Hantaï enjoyed great success in France during his lifetime, culminating in his representing France at the Venice Biennale in 1982. Immediately following this however, Hantaï withdrew from the art world. In 2013 the Centre Pompidou, Paris, mounted a major retrospective of Hantaï’s career, which brought his significant artistic contribution to a new and responsive audience. In 2014 further retrospectives were staged in Europe–at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest and the Villa Medici in Rome.
Hantaï’s work is held in public and private collections internationally, including the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.
Simon Hantaï was born in Bia, near Budapest, in 1922. He emigrated to France in 1948, where he lived and worked until his death in 2008.
Text courtesy Timothy Taylor.
The Blancs, a series of paintings that Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) created in the early 1970s, have shards of transparent color that are arrayed over expanses of white space. These delicate large-scale works vary in the intensity of their tonalities, but all have a kind of wind-blown unpredictability, so that we are not exactly sure of how the pieces...
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