Mary Corse

From July 2 to September 5, 2021, the Long Museum West Bund is pleased to present “Mary Corse: Painting with Light,” the American artist’s first comprehensive solo museum survey in Asia. Comprised of over twenty-five large-scale works, the exhibition highlights major bodies of work from Corse’s expansive six-decade career.

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Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset’s was the “M” in BMPT, and his career could almost be seen as a grand Fluxus-style gesture of quiet provocation. Combining a zero sum approach to painting with Situationist-style tactics, BMPT turned formalist reduction into a political statement, which is why it remains relevant today. The group was highly controversial when it emerged, and it dissolved rapidly over predictable disagreements between its members after the withdrawal of Michel Parmentier in 1968. It is generally seen as a direct predecessor to the Supports/Surfaces group (1968–72).

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Chung Sang Hwa

Artforum notes that The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA, Director Youn Bummo) presents a large-scale solo exhibition of work by Chung, one of Korea’s representative monochrome-abstract artists. The exhibition Chung Sang Hwa intends to provide a retrospective of as well as a renewed look at the artist’s authentic body of work and contextualize it within the history of Korean abstract art.

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Callum Innes

One of Britain’s best known abstract painters, Callum Innes works in the language of monochrome painting, rendering color fields within geometric grids or dividing his canvases bilaterally. For his ongoing series of “Exposed Paintings”, Innes engages in a process of addition and subtraction, layering pigments onto the canvas, then removing the oil paint with washes of turpentine. This method, which he describes as “unpainting,” leaves only traces of the paint’s former color.

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Fred Sandback

Read a great article where Jennie Jones is quoted saying “Fred Sandback can make this beautiful line and not have to have it literally be a metaphor for his cultural identity” which made me realize I’ve never blogged about this important artist who bridged minimalism, conceptualists and light and space (I suspect Lydia finds his work influential).

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Bob Hooper

Throughout Bob Hooper’s exhibition of abstract paintings at Regards is a recurring motif: a “circle-square,” to borrow the artist’s term for it. It feels oddly familiar, calling to mind a teardrop, a punctuation mark, a speech bubble, an element of a floor plan, or perhaps even some type of wayfinding marker. And yet, subjected to Hooper’s inversions and manipulations, the circle-square elides any sort of referential comprehension, taking on a life of its own and infusing the show with an unstable, electric energy.
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