“The Surface of the East Coast : Différance”

Art, Contemporary art
Installation view
Photograph: Courtesy Ceysson & Bénétière New York

This show uncovers the heretofore hidden connections between France's Supports/Surfaces group of the late 1960s and a later generation of American artists who appear to have been influenced by them, consciously on not. Coming out of the ferment surrounding the nationwide strikes of May 1968, the members of Supports/Surfaces shared an unlikely mix of Maoist ideology and Color Field aesthetics, and while the Americans dispense with all the politics, their work does share some formal affinities with the French contributions here.

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