Picture the Seventies from the University Collection include many paintings that have rarely been seen on public display. The range and depth of works explode the myth that painting had died in Australia during the1970s as the far-reaching effects of Conceptualism and Performance-based art cut across-the-board symptomatic to the so-called "death of the object". Looking now at Picture the Seventies it becomes clear that these artists were just as vigorous and adventurous as their Conceptual colleagues also influenced by the International Art Movements ranging from Pop, Funk, Protest to Minimal, together with the New Realist painters and Lyrical Abstractionists and Abstract Expressionists in forging their own ways of making art in this explosive decade in Australian history.
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|