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.
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International Pop will require a $16 special exhibition ticket.
International Pop is organized by the Walker Art Center. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Prospect Creek Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by Judy Dayton, Lyn De Logi, Marge and Irv Weiser, and Audrey and Zygi Wilf.
The DMA’s presentation is made possible with major support provided by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Additional support is provided by TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, and by the Contemporary Art Initiative. Marketing support is provided by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Texas Monthly.
Images: Wayne Thiebaud, Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts, 1962, oil on canvas, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, NAA-Thomas C. Woods Memorial, Photo © Sheldon Museum of Art, Art © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; Edward Ruscha, Standard Station, Amarillo Texas, 1963, oil on canvas, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New, Hampshire; gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all; Roy Lichtenstein, Look Mickey, 1961, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein, Gift of the Artist, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Clive Barker, Newspaper, 1967, chrome-plated brass, Private collection, London All artwork by Clive Barker © Whitford Fine Art London Image: © Christie's Images Limited ; Ushio Shinohara, Oiran, 1968, plexiglass and acrylic on canvas, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo © Ushio and Noriko Shinohara; Edgardo Giménez, The Mamouschka After Surgery (La Mamouschka operada), 1964, synthetic material (imitation fur) and synthetic enamel on metal, Colección Museo Castagnino+macro, Rosario, Argentina Courtesy of the artist