Frozen Gesture
Gesture in painting – from Roy Lichtenstein to Katharina Grosse

18.5. – 18.8.2019 | Beim Stadthaus

Roy Lichtenstein 1923–1997
Yellow Brushstroke, 1965
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / 2019, ProLitteris, Zürich

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Pia Fries *1955
Parapylon 9,  2018
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Karin Sander *1957
Pinselstrich, fluoreszierend gelb, 1998
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Foto: Sebastian Stadler

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Fabian Marcaccio *1963
From Raging Aggression to Decoration, 1997
Daros Latinamericano Collection, Zürich
© Courtesy des Künstlers

Katharina Grosse *1961
Ohne Titel, 2011
Privatsammlung Schweiz
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Foto: Sebastian Stadler

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Jonathan Lasker *1948
How to Be Unique, 1993
Sammlung Jochen Kienzle, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz
The Banner of Daily Existence, 1993
Privatsammlung Schweiz
© Courtesy des Künstlers

Franz Ackermann *1963
Wall Mall, 2018
© Courtesy des Künstlers und Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe

Foto: Sebastian Stadler

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David Reed *1946
#679, 2015–2017
Kunst Museum Winterthur
#701, 2017–2018
Galerie Häusler Contemporary, München/Zürich
© David Reed / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

Foto: Sebastian Stadler

In 1965 Roy Lichtenstein created his famous «brushstrokes» and in so doing transformed the subjective gesture of heroic Modernism into a trivial comic drawing, transposed into the large format of a museum. The spontaneous movement of the brush on canvas mutated into a quote, the emotional exploration of depth morphed into a Pop surface in signal colors. The purported immediacy of the expressive painterly act thus became an ironic reflection on the medium of painting using the means of mass culture. This distanced and self-reflective approach had defined contemporary painting since the end of Modernism. It highlighted the fundamental elements of the image, such as the appearance of the colors and the pigment, the color fields and their limits, and not least the application of paint in the form of a gesture.

This gesture had long since abandoned directly expressing existence in favor of any number of different discursive strategies and painterly approaches. To this day, artists underscore the problematic nature of the impact of the application of color and are forever reinterpreting it – from the gesture as a semiotic abbreviation for painting through to its diverse transformations in images.

In the form of the extensive «Frozen Gesture» exhibition Kunst Museum Winterthur is presenting the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting. The exhibition brings together important individual pieces by outstanding protagonists of Abstract Art, such as Gerhard Richter and David Reed, with extensive work groups of contemporary artists such as Franz Ackermann, Pia Fries, Katharina Grosse and Judy Millar – to create a fascinating display of works of exceptional painterly quality and inconceivable sensory appeal.

Curators: Konrad Bitterli, Lynn Kost, and Andrea Lutz

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Beim Stadthaus
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