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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Joan Mitchell

(1925 - 1992), USA

Born in Chicago in 1925, Joan Mitchell was a passionate artist who played a critical role in the development of Abstract Expressionism – one of the most important art historical movements of the 20th century. Mitchell was deeply influenced by the new abstract painting style that emphasized gestures. She devoted her life to constantly expanding and reinforcing such painterly tendencies. Over her long and illustrious career, Mitchell developed a unique style that continues to be widely celebrated and influential today. By developing her own signature techniques and color schemes, she was able to create works that expressed her emotions, while at the same time, connecting her to an international audience.

Featured Artworks

UNTITLED by Joan Mitchell contemporary artwork Joan MitchellUNTITLED, 1955 Oil on paper
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Cheim & Read
UNTITLED by Joan Mitchell contemporary artwork Joan MitchellUNTITLED, 1960 Oil on canvas
48.9 x 63.5 cm
Cheim & Read
Trees by Joan Mitchell contemporary artwork Joan MitchellTrees, 1992 Lithographie
76.3 x 56.5 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Composition by Joan Mitchell contemporary artwork Joan MitchellComposition, 1969 Oil on canvas
195 x 130 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Joan Mitchell contemporary artwork Joan MitchellUntitled, 1960 Oil on canvas
72.4 x 73 cm
Tina Kim Gallery

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Joan Mitchell, I carry my landscapes around with me at David Zwirner, New York
Upcoming
3 May–22 June 2019 Joan Mitchell I carry my landscapes around with me David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Joan Mitchell, Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953–1962 at Cheim & Read, New York
Closed
6 September–3 November 2018 Joan Mitchell Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953–1962 Cheim & Read, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
Closed
11 April–19 May 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London

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An alternative history of abstract art Related Press An alternative history of abstract art Apollo Magazine : 25 May 2018

Surface Work, a survey show of women abstract artists across Victoria Miro’s Mayfair and Wharf Road galleries, reveals an alternative history of how much women have already achieved.From the examples of the more than 50 artists in this show–some relatively unknown and others household names–it is obvious that women approached abstraction with just...

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show The Guardian : 15 April 2018

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event.It...

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At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction Related Press At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction The New York Times : 13 April 2017

Abstraction is a foundational subject for MoMA. The institution was basically conceived on the premise that this is the mode to which all advanced art aspires. But the work in Making Space, dating from the end of World War II to the beginning of second-wave feminism, is not really representative of the museum historically. For one thing, of course,...

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Tumultuous Absorption Related Press Tumultuous Absorption Aesthetica Magazine : 13 February 2017

Two or three muted, but skillfully executed, pieces of portraiture slowly lead the viewer to paintings with the merest hint of figures, before dissolving entirely into realms of line, colour, light and rhythm. This is just the first room of the major Abstract Expressionism show at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, fresh from a groundbreaking run at...

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In Related Video

Joan Mitchell, Composition, 1969 Related Video & Audio Joan Mitchell, Composition, 1969 Hauser & Wirth : 4 June 2018

'Sunflowers are something I feel very intensely. They look so wonderful when they are young and they are so very moving when they are dying.’ – Joan MitchellFlorence Derieux, Director of Exhibitions, introduces this stunning example from Mitchell’s acclaimed Sunflower series included in Hauser & Wirth’s presentation at Art Basel. At once...

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