Pre-mediainformation: "Lee Krasner. Living Colour"

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Lee Krasner. Living Colour
07.02. - 10.05.2020
Opening: Thursday, 06.02.2020, 18h

Lee Krasner, Palingenesis, 1971
Lee Krasner, Palingenesis, 1971. Ol auf Leinwand, 2083 x 340.4 cm Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. Kasmin Gallery, New York © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Pioneer of Abstract Expressionism in the US Lee Krasner can be seen for the first time in Switzerland in a major retrospective. With some 60 works from internationally renowned museums and collections, the Zentrum Paul Klee brings together main works of all creative periods of the artist. Among them early drawings and selfportraits, the monumental works of the «Umber»- and «Primary»-series from the 1960s as well as collages from the 1950s and 1970s.

As one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Krasner made outstandingly vivid and powerful paintings which distinguish her as one of the most imperturbable artists of the 20th century. The exhibition presents the varied career of a unique artist whose significance was too often overshadowed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock. Over a period of more than 50 years, Krasner repeatedly reinvented herself and questioned her own artistic activity, something reflected in the enormous energy of her work.

LEE KRASNER. Published by Eleanor Nairne and Ilka Voermann. 240 pages with 214 illustrations. Hardback. London: Thames and Hudson (2019). ISBN 978-0-500-09408-2

Lee Krasner. Living Colour is curated and organised by the Barbican Centre, London, in cooperation with the Schirn Kunsthalte Frankfurt, the Zentrum Paul Kee, Bern, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. Curator at Zentrum Paul Klee is Fabienne Eggelhofer, Chief Curator/Head of Collection, Exhibitions, Research Zentrum Paul Klee.



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