Exhibitions


The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow (RU)   30 September 2019 - 15 November 2019

East West Jazz

The exhibition displays over 30 unique robes and textiles from Alexander Klyachin's collection and over two dozens of post-war abstract paintings from the collection of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. Curators expand this exhibition by adding works from the collection of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and the Centre Pompidou to further reveal the interaction between Eastern and Western cultures. This exhibition will be philosophical, emotional and contemplative, rather than didactic.

East West Jazz is primarily intended as a philosophical, emotional and contemplative journey rather than as a didactic presentation. The show explores the thinking and creativity of the artists exhibited in order to shed light on the origins of their abstract approach and on the connections between Eastern traditions and Western modern art.

For many artists, the diffusion of oriental art in the early 20th century completely overturned the canons of beauty inherited from Greco-Roman times. As a result, they turned towards new artistic horizons that opened up possibilities for alternative colour combinations, spatial arrangements and perspectives characteristic of oriental art, as well as an abstract perception of reality particular to this art. The artists assimilated these influences each in their own way, while at the same time renewing the decorative qualities of oriental art.

Alongside historical works of post-war abstraction (Hans Hartung, Jean Bazaine, Nicolas de Staël, Victor Vasarely, Simon Hantaï), the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art is also lending a group of artworks from the movement Supports/Surfaces (Claude Viallat, Patrick Saytour and Jean-Pierre Pincemin), in response to the Pushkin Museum's desire to introduce its visitors to the last avant-garde movement of the 20th century.

Artworks from the host institution and from the Centre Pompidou complete the exhibition.

© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève

Works on loan

Jean DEGOTTEX
Métasphère (II)
25 novembre 1965
Antoni TÀPIES
Porta vermella n° LXXV
1957
Victor VASARELY
Altaï III
1955-1958
François MORELLET
Œuvre unique et pas chère 1 (6)
1970
François MORELLET
Sans titre
1970
François MORELLET
Œuvre unique et pas chère 1ter
1970
Jim DINE
The Composer's Leather Tie
1961
Hans HARTUNG
T 1947-3
1947
Jean-Michel ATLAN
Le Tao
1956
Jean BAZAINE
Le Torrent
Mars 1956
Jean BAZAINE
Pierres, arbres et plaines
1952
Jean BERTHOLLE
Instruments de la Passion
1957
Simon HANTAÏ
Mariale
1962
Alfred MANESSIER
Polders enneigés
1956
Nicolas de STAËL
Composition grise
1949
Victor VASARELY
Vegaviv II
1955
Geer VAN VELDE
Composition
1946
André-Pierre ARNAL
Pliage et bombage
1971
Jean-Pierre PINCEMIN
Sans titre
1968-1973
Patrick SAYTOUR
Pliage goudronnage
1973
Claude VIALLAT
1970/048
1970