The centerpiece of Pace’s presentation will be a selection of paintings and drawings by Piet Mondrian, from the personal collection of fabled dealer and Mondrian’s close friend Sidney Janis that illustrate the emergence and significance of abstraction in modern art.
Mondrian’s evolution and interest in nature resonate with Pace’s presentation of contemporary artists at TEFAF. Included are works by luminaries such as Tony Smith, Robert Mangold, Mark Tobey, Loie Hollowell, and Tara Donovan. James Turrell’s central installation MORS SOMNUS (07) employs hues of brilliant blue and yellow light and indeterminate space to extend perception. The diamond shape of the work implicitly dialogues with Mondrian’s geometric patterns. Robert Mangold’s Aqua/Green/Orange + Painting painting from 1983 demonstrates this artist’s mastery of balance and clarity. Mangold will be the subject of an exhibition at Pace in Geneva, opening in May 2019.