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Rita Ackerman & others @ Victoria Miro Gallery

11 April 2018 - 19 May 2018

The Gallery presents an international, cross-generational exhibition, which is a celebration of women artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language and definition of abstract painting.
Surface Work takes its title from a quote by the Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, who said: ‘Abstract is not a style. I simply want to make a surface work.’ The exhibition reflects the ways in which women have been at the heart of abstract art’s development over the past century, from those who propelled the language of abstraction forward, often with little recognition, to those who have built upon the legacy of earlier generations, using abstraction to open new paths to optical, emotional, cultural, and even political expression. Historical and contemporary works shown in dialogue will create a series of conversations across the decades, touching on themes such as the monochrome, process, geometric abstraction, seriality and gesture.
Artists participating include: the Russian Constructivist Liubov Popova; contemporary artists: Adriana Varejão, Svenja Deininger and Elizabeth Neel, and the youngest Dala Nasser Work from every decade between 1918 and 2018 is featured.


11 April 2018
19 May 2018
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Victoria Miro