artists & participants

Magdalena AbakanowiczAlice AdamsMac AdamsRobert AdrianNicolas AfricanoJean-Michel AlberolaPeter AlexanderDavida AllenGregory AmenoffGiovanni AnselmoIda ApplebroogSiah Armajani ArmandoChristian Ludwig AtterseeFrank AuerbachMiquel BarceloGeorg BaselitzJean-Michel BasquiatJake BerthotJean-Charles BlaisErwin BohatschPeter BömmelsPeter BoothJonathan BorofskyRichard BosmanPaul BostonTroy BrauntuchRoger BrownChris BurdenScott BurtonElizabeth ButterworthMichael ByronMiriam CahnLuciano CastelliMarc Camille ChaimowiczLouisa ChaseSandro ChiaFrancesco ClementeTony ColeingJan CommandeurStephen CoxTony CraggEnzo CucchiWalter DahnNicola de MariaRichard DeaconGianni DessiDavid DeutschAntonio DiasMartin DislerJiri Georg DokoupilDonald EvansLuciano FabroRafael FerrerRainer FettingR.M. FischerEric Fischl Fischli/WeissBarry Flanagan General IdeaJack GoldsteinAntony GormleyToni GrandHoward HodgkinKarl Horst HödickeJörg ImmendorffMark InnerstYvonne JacquetteNeil JenneyAnish KapoorJon KesslerAnselm KieferPer KirkebyBernd KoberlingVitaly Komar Komar & MelamidRobert KushnerCheryl LaemmleBertrand LavierChristopher Le BrunJean Le GacRobert LongoNino LongobardiMarkus LüpertzKim MacconnelCarlo Maria MarianiRory McEwenBruce McLeanAlexander MelamidHelmut MiddendorfMalcolm MorleyRobert MoskowitzElizabeth MurrayDavid NashGeorge NegroponteGustavo OjedaTom OtternessMimmo PaladinoBlinky PalermoGiulio PaoliniMike ParrEd PaschkeA.R. PenckGiuseppe PenoneEmmanuel PereireJudy PfaffSigmar PolkeKatherine PorterKen PriceMartin PuryearMarkus RaetzCarl Fredrik ReuterswärdGerhard RichterBruce RobbinsSusan RothenbergReiner RuthenbeckDavid Salle SalomePatrick SaytourItalo ScangaHubert SchmalixJulian SchnabelAndreas SchulzeSean ScullyJoel ShapiroAlexis SmithNed SmythRobert StackhouseGary StephanThomas StimmDonald SultanMark TanseyRiduan TomkinsDavid TrueGer van ElkToon VerhoefEmo VerkerkDidier VermeirenClaude ViallatDario VillalbaJohn WalkerWilliam WileyThornton WillisChristopher WilmarthRobert WilsonTerry WintersBill WoodrowRobert ZakanitchBernd ZimmerGilberto Zorio ZushMichael Zwack 


press release

AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF RECENT PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, a major loan exhibition, will present 195 works of painting and sculpture, all executed since 1975, that together provide a cross-section of the work of the moment, making possible a coherent evaluation and critical analysis of major tendencies in the art of today. Acknowledging the absence of a single dominant style, the exhibition will explore the richness and diversity of recent artistic
production, revealing its high quality and extraordinary vitality.

The exhibition will survey the recent tendency towards expressionism in painting, as illustrated by works of such artists as Davida Allen, Martin Disler, Jiri Georg Dokoupil,
Rainer Fetting, Roberto Juarez and Susan Rothenberg, as well as other aspects of the current aesthetic. These include
the renewed interest in allegory and metaphor (with works by Georg Baselitz, Roger Brown, J<5rg Immendorff, Vitaly
Komar and Alexander Melamid, Nino Longobardi, Carlo Maria Mariani, Malcolm Morley and Dario Vi11 alba, among others); narrative (appearing in the work of such artists as Mac Adams, Robert Adrian, Ida Applebroog, Eric Fischl, Nicholas Africano and Jean Le Gac); and humor (as represented in works by artists such as Jean Charles Blais, General Idea,
Steve Gianakos, Carl Frederik Reutersward, Mark Tansey and Riduan Tomkins).

The exhibition will explore the continuing richness and depth of abstraction as seen in the work of Gregory Amenoff, Toni Grand, Per Kirkeby, Katherine Porter and Toon Verhoef, among others, as well as renewed interest
in lush patterning and decorativeness, as depicted in works by such artists as Patrick Saytour, Robert Kushner,
Kim MacConnel, Claude Viallat and Robert Zakanitch.

The sculpture to be included, by such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Siah Armajani, Barry Flanagan, Richard Deacon,
Tom Otterness, Didier Vermeiren, Christopher Wilmarth
and Gilberto Zorio, will provide a counterpart to the concerns of current painting, and will illustrate the continuing independence and specificity of the sculptural tradition. Emphasizing the full range of recent artistic
achievement, the exhibition will include many previously
unfamiliar works from many institutions and collections in the United States and abroad.

Among the 165 artists to be shown, some are established artists, such as Giovanni Anselmo, Jonathan Borofsky,
Howard Hodgkin, Markus Lupertz, Robert Moskowitz, A.R. Penck, Joel Shapiro and John Walker, while others are very young, relatively unknown artists who are at the beginning of their careers.

In all, 17 countries will be represented. They are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States and West Germany.