press release

International Pop
11.10.2015 - 17.01.2016

Gabriel Ritter

International Pop, organized by the Walker Art Center, chronicles the global emergence of Pop in the 1960s and early 1970s. While previous exhibitions and prevailing scholarship have primarily focused on the dominance of Pop activity in New York and London during this time, this exhibition examines work from artists across the globe who were confronting many of the same radical developments, laying the foundation of the emergence of an art form that embraced figuration, media strategies, and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance. This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), The Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada.

Traveling Exhibition:
Dallas Museum of Art from October 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Philadelphia Museum of Art from February 18 – May 15, 2016
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN from April 11 - August 29, 2015