Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940-70
December 2, 2023 – March 3, 2024
This major exhibition of 130 paintings from an overlooked generation of 70 international women artists arrives at its third venue following the Whitechapel Gallery in London and Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles, France. Reaching beyond the predominantly white, male painters whose names are synonymous with the Abstract Expressionist movement, this exhibition celebrates the practices of the numerous international women artists working with gestural abstraction in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Tracing Lineage: Abstraction and its Aftermath
November 18, 2023 – March 17, 2024
From its heyday in the 1940s and ’50s, abstract art gained momentum in the postwar United States and remains a touchstone for artists working today. Tracing Lineage: Abstraction and its Aftermath addresses key art-historical movements, including Abstract Expressionism and its various permutations—from Action Painting and Color Field to Minimalism and Postminimalism—while also showcasing work by contemporary artists whose investigations of color, form, and material elucidate the ongoing legacies of painterly abstraction.
Van Gogh and the Stars
The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles
June 1 — September 8, 2024
Van Gogh’s renowned painting Starry Night (1888) will be the focus of an exhibition shedding light on the sources and considerable influence of this nocturnal scene. The Foundation’s loan of Frankenthaler’s painting Star Gazing (1989) will be included alongside works by such artists as Edvard Munch, Kasimir Malevich, Georgia O’Keeffe, Yves Klein, Lee Bontecou, Tony Cragg, and Anselm Kiefer.
Helen Frankenthaler: As If It’s Happened at Once
STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery
June 29 - August 25, 2024
STPI’s Annual Special Exhibition brings together a substantial collection of Helen Frankenthaler’s print works with a spotlight on her woodcuts – one of the largest such presentations to be shown in Singapore to date. Loans from the Foundation will be included.
Helen Frankenthaler: Painting without Rules
September 27, 2024 – February 2, 2025
The largest presentation of Helen Frankenthaler’s work in Italy, this survey comprises 33 of Frankenthaler’s poetic abstractions in an examination of her artistic affinities, influences, and friendships. The exhibition interweaves paintings Frankenthaler created between 1953 and 2002 with select works by some of her contemporaries, including Anthony Caro, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, and Anne Truitt.
In addition to significant loans from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation as well as international museums and private collections, the presentation also features works by her peers that were part of the artist’s personal collection.
Co-organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the exhibition is curated by Douglas Dreishpoon, Director, Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné.