Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age

Museum Brandhorst

Nicole Eisenman, Beer Garden with Ash, 2009. Oil on canvas, 165 x 208 cm. © the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin. Photo: P. Schälchli, Zürich.

January 25, 2016
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age
November 14, 2015–April 30, 2016
Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35a
80333 Munich
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Thursday 10am–8pm
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The resurgent interest in contemporary painting in recent years has coincided with an explosion of new digital media and technologies. Contrary to canonical accounts premised on medium-specificity, painting’s most advanced positions since the 1960s have developed in productive friction with contemporaneous forms of mass media and culture. From the rise of television and computers to the Internet revolution, painting has assimilated precisely those cultural and technological developments that were held responsible for its presumed “death.” Moving far beyond its technical definition as “oil on canvas,” painting during the information age has consistently offered a site for negotiating the challenges of a mediated life-world.

Featuring over 230 works by 107 artists, Painting 2.0 is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of contemporary painting in recent years.

Artists include:
Kai Althoff, Ei Arakawa/Shimon Minamikawa, Monika Baer, Nairy Baghramian, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Sadie Benning, Judith Bernstein, Joseph Beuys, Ashley Bickerton, Cosima von Bonin, KAYA (Debo Eilers & Kerstin Brätsch), Günter Brus, Daniel Buren, Merlin Carpenter, Leidy Churchman, William Copley, René Daniëls, Guy Debord/Asger Jorn, Carroll Dunham, Mary Beth Edelson, Thomas Eggerer, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Jana Euler, Louise Fishman, Andrea Fraser, Isa Genzken, Mary Grigoriadis, Philip Guston, Wade Guyton, Guyton\Walker, Raymond Hains, Harmony Hammond, David Hammons, Keith Haring, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Charline von Heyl, Ull Hohn, Jacqueline Humphries, Jörg Immendorff, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Yves Klein, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Manfred Kuttner, Maria Lassnig, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Lee Lozano, Konrad Lueg, Michel Majerus, Piero Manzoni, Kerry James Marshall, Hans-Jörg Mayer, John Miller, Joan Mitchell, Ree Morton, Ulrike Müller, Matt Mullican, Elisabeth Murray, Cady Noland, Hilka Nordhausen, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Steven Parrino, Ed Paschke, Howardena Pindell, Sigmar Polke, Seth Price, Stephen Prina, R.H. Quaytman, Robert Rauschenberg, David Reed, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella, Niki de Saint Phalle, Mario Schifano, Amy Sillman, Sylvia Sleigh, Josh Smith, Joan Snyder, Reena Spaulings, Nancy Spero, Gruppe SPUR, Frank Stella, Walter Swennen, Paul Thek, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Jacques de la Villeglé, Kelley Walker, Andy Warhol, Sue Williams, Karl Wirsum, Martin Wong, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig, u.a.

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age will be accompanied by a comprehensive and richly illustrated catalogue, published by Prestel (ISBN: 978-3-7913-549-7, available from the museum directly)—320 pages with 350 full color illustrations—including substantial historical essays by the curators Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit, and Manuela Ammer addressing the three sections of the exhibition as well as shorter statements by influential thinkers on painting’s recent developments including Lynne Cooke, Isabelle Graw, John Kelsey, Tonio Kröner, Wolfram Pichler and Kerstin Stakemeier.

Curators: Achim Hochdörfer, David Joselit with Manuela Ammer
Assistant Curator: Tonio Kröner

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age is a cooperation with mumok — Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien.
The exhibition is supported by PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. 

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