J.W. Power: Abstraction-Creation, Paris 1934
24 September 2012 - 25 January 2013
Curators: A.D.S Donaldson and Dr Ann Stephen
J.W. Power: Abstraction Création, Paris 1934 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Power bequest. The exhibition is a remarkable reconstruction of J.W. Power’s 1934 solo exhibition with the Abstraction Création group which included such major artists as Mondrian and Arp. It reveals how his art was an integral part of the European avant-garde in the interwar years. The exhibition includes many of Power’s most abstract paintings, combining organic and surreal forms, all from the collection gifted to the University by his widow Edith Power. The exhibition reveals the cosmopolitan vision of this expatriate artist and benefactor who aimed to ‘make available to the people of Australia the latest ideas and theories in the plastic arts.’
SYMPOSIUM: ABSTRACTION & BIOLOGY
Friday 18 January 2013
ON BIOLOGY 2pm MACLEAY MUSEUM
ON ABSTRACTION 3pm PHILOSOPHY ROOM S249, QUADRANGLE
Professor Isabel Wünsche: 'Biocentric modernism & the European Avant-garde'
Terence Maloon: 'Picasso and the problem of abstraction: 1926 to 1932'
4.30PM REFRESHMENTS, UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
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Exhibition Catalogue: J.W. Power: Abstraction Création, Paris 1934
A lavishly illustrated book was produced in conjunction with this major exhibition. The culmination of many years of research and published by the Power Institute, this catalogue is a landmark publication complete with new archival scholarship and a major essay by Gladys Fabre, the leading authority on the Abstraction-Création artists association, published for the first time in English.
Price $39.95 (plus postage if order is to be mailed)
116 pages, hardback.
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