This exhibition will throw the spotlight on the 1970s and 1980s, two pivotal decades that marked a rupture between what we call modern art and contemporary art. Characterised by post-modernism and the final days of the avant-garde, the period in question was responsible for shaping the modes of artistic creation we see in practice today.
The 1970s and 1980s were marked by great technical advances and profound societal upheavals. As colour found its place as an ever-present feature across an ever-increasing variety of media in the arts, it became a structural element for many artists. With their diverse forms of artistic expression, Loïs Frederick, Marie Raymond, Rougemont and Gérard Schneider represent a select group of virtuoso colourist painters at the forefront of these fundamental decades.