NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Fifty years of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Performance, Photography and Video
After the Second World War, New York became a laboratory for the avant-garde, a role it would maintain for decades. Despite the increasing globalization and decentralization of the centers of artistic creativity New York continues to embody some of the most significant artistic trends of the 20th century.
Through 500 works from 200 artists, this exhibition has been the first in Europe to explore this topic, broadly interpreted to encompass the fields of architecture, cinema, photography, music, performance and video.
By selectively focusing on the successive arts movements of those decades – including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Postmodernism -, the exhibition highlighted the dominant role that American artists have, through their work, played in the art world; these American artists turned New York into a unique place to express themselves as fully as possible, and to become known and established on the international arts scene.
This ambitious project has benefited from the scientific backup of experts in the various fields:
- United Architects - architecture
- Melissa Harris - photography
- Roselee Goldberg – performance and video
- Thierry Jousse - cinema