With the exhibition "The Abstract Autograph," Curatorial Fellow Katherine Pill presents two ways of approaching abstract art with the famous 1950s art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg.
Kansas City, Mo. – "The Abstract Autograph"
February 25-November 20, 2011
From the Kemper's website: "The American Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s inspired a consideration of the gesture of painting, a "reading" of the emotions of physical movement. There is, however, a great tension between the personal, embodied approach to abstract art and a formal consideration of its components, reflected in the divergent views of art critics Harold Rosenberg and Clement Greenberg, respectively. Featuring work by Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, and Damien Hirst, The Abstract Autograph explores these approaches to "reading" abstract forms, asking How do we currently understand the role of the "artist's hand" in the act of painting?"
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