Thursday 4 October 2007 - Sunday 30 December 2007
The first major museum survey of its kind, The Painting of Modern Life re-examines what has been arguably the most influential development in the history of contemporary painting: the use and translation of photographic imagery. Curated by The Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff, the exhibition charts the international evolution of this tendency over the past 45 years, including seminal photo-inspired works from the early 1960s by artists such as Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol. Revealing the surprising stylistic diversity of this work, the exhibition also focuses on the great variety of subject matter from the personal to the political, addressed by featured artists.
List of Artists:
Richard Artschwager, Robert Bechtle, Vija Celmins, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Eggerer, Judith Eisler, Franz Gertsch, Richard Hamilton, Eberhard Havekost, David Hockney, Johannes Kahrs, Johanna Kandl, Martin Kippenberger, Liu Xiaodong, Malcolm Morley, Elizabeth Peyton, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Wilhelm Sasnal, Luc Tuymans and Andy Warhol.
(Image: Gerhard Richter, Frau mit Schirm Woman with Umbrella, 1964 (detail) Daros Collection Switzerland © Gerhard Richter)