Canadian curator Tom Morton is really the focus of this thought-provoking catalog for an exhibition with the deliberately ultra-bland title Recent British Painting. Morton—a star of the London art world who staged the notorious Cyprien Gaillard exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, and a noted contributor to Frieze—looks at the world of appropriation as it applies to curators, not just to artists. The premise draws upon the programming and aesthetic of a certain group of exhibitions and publications, such as those by the British Council from the 1970s and 1980s. The specificity of these now seemingly passé exhibitions resided in the fact that there was no curatorial input; today, the curatorial reference to this exhibition practice permits the questioning of the meaning of every work under the banner of the “new.” Eleven artists are featured, including Edwin Burdis, Nicholas Byrne, Milea Dragicevic and others. From the Grimm Gallery in Holland.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 13 inches
128 pp / 150 color
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