https://www.mamco.ch/en/1507/Pattern-Decoration-Crime

PATTERN, DECORATION & CRIME, October 10th, 2018 to February 3rd, 2019, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland.

This Fall, MAMCO examines the “Pattern & Decoration” movement, formed in the 1970s and that enjoyed international success in the 1980s, before fading in the decades thereafter. Most of the artists involved were reacting against the dominance of abstract schools in the post-War era, with a particular opposition to Minimal and Conceptual art. They also criticized the pervasive dominance of Western art and male artists in the context of modernism as a whole.

“Pattern & Decoration” is justly viewed as an overlooked movement, but it served none the less as a springboard for a number of contemporary practices: taking an essentially historical approach, the exhibition aims to reevaluate the movement and reassess its contribution in light of contemporary art today.

Exhibited artists:
Lynda Benglis, Cynthia Carlson, Jennifer Cecere, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Brad Davis, Noël Dolla, Sam Gilliam, Tina Girouard, Simon Hantaï, Valerie Jaudon, Richard Kalina, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Alvin D. Loving, Kim MacConnel, Rodney Ripps, Tony Robbin, Miriam Schapiro, Alan Shields, Ned Smyth, George Sugarman, Claude Viallat, Betty Woodman, George Woodman, Mario Yrisarry, Robert Zakanitch, Joe Zucker

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Installation view, CatThrone & Chandelier, Pattern Decoration and Crime, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland.

Pattern Decoration and Crime, installation, Cat 

Throne & Chandelier, MAmco , Geneva, Zwitzerland, 2018,

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Chandelier, 1980, metal and acrylic.

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Cat Throne, 1980, wood, acrylic and lace.

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Cat Throne, 1980, wood, acrylic and lace,

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