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Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia


Dallas Museum of Art

Featuring works from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition charts the significant innovations in painting, sculpture, and performance that shaped artistic production in the Americas and East Asia in the mid-twentieth century. Slip Zone will re-evaluate the art historical legacy of the era to encompass the simultaneous and intersecting strands of international movements including Japanese Gutai and Mono-ha, Korean Dansaekhwa, and Brazilian Neoconcretism. The exhibition also highlights the integral influence of Black and female artists working in abstraction in this period, complicating common understandings of the canonic Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Color Field movements in the United States.

Image: Sam Gilliam, Leaf, 1970, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Timothy C. Headington, 2016.45, © 2020 Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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