How the destruction, both physical and psychological, that occurred during World War II affected artists is captured in “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962, a Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit that opens Feb. 16, 2013.
An important exhibit of about 100 postwar works, the show presents abstract art created by burning, cutting and adding items onto the picture’s plane in a way that expanded artistic movements of the time.
Artists range from Lee Bontecou of the United States and John Latham, United Kingdom, to Shozo Shimamoto, Japan and Manolo Millares, Spain
Organized by Paul Schimmel for the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the exhibit is curated at MCA Chicago by James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling.
“Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 runs Feb. 16 through June 2, 2013. For more information visit MCA Chicago and call 312-280-2660. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is at 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.