May 21, 2019
A total of 75 artworks by 15 artists representing the Supports/Surfaces are on display in this exhibition. Supports/Surfaces is the an artistic movement in France, which emerged in the mid and late 1960s. This was a period of great artistic effervescence. The young artists of Supports/Surfaces began to question the future of art, and that of painting and sculpture in particular. They embarked on a complete re-examination of the practical conditions involved in the pursuit of painting and sculpture with the aim of retrieving the foundations of the artistic project. In concrete terms, this was to result in the break-up of pictorial space and sculptural form: the easel painting was dismembered, the canvas dissociated from the stretcher, the sculpture in the round fragmented and toppled from its pedestal. These developments and changes go beyond the strictly artistic domain. It can be summarised by this maxim: changing the perception of art in order to change humanity.