Motherwell and the new generation of abstract artists

29th of October 2014

Two collages by Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), from the Jos Knaepen collection, are exhibited together with the work of young American artists in a somewhat unusual exhibition space, a private apartment in Brussels.

The project was initiated by the American art critic Alex Bacon, who invited young artists to create a work inspired, in one way or another, by Motherwell. Their work, together with collages and drawings by Motherwell, are reproduced in the exhibition catalogue, which is the fruit of collaboration between Alex Bacon and the Paul Kasmin Gallery (NYC).

The exhibition provides Middlemarch with an exceptional opportunity to show the American works from the Belgian collection of Jos Knaepen, which was donated to the King Baudouin Foundation in 2013, in a place that regularly works with American artists and curators. Jos Knaepen donated the collection to the King Baudouin Foundation in 2013, in order to assure its perpetuity.

Created at the initiative of Virginie Devillez, Honorary Curator of the Belgian Royal Fine Arts Museums, Middlemarch puts on short exhibitions in a private apartment in Brussels. The aim is to exhibit atypical art projects that would not normally be shown in galleries and museums and to enable young artists, or older ones, to be seen outside the traditional circuits.

Practical information:
From 17 October to 6 December 2014
Middlemarch, 550, Chaussée de Waterloo, 1050 Brussels
Visits exclusively by appointment
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