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White on White
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White On White

Oct - Nov 1965, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln (MA)
The rumor Pop Art was provoking in the sixties shouldn't prejudice the view on other movements. The exhibition The Responsive Eye by William Seitz at the MoMA, Feb - Apr 1965 was an important statement for 'Op Art'. Especially during the sixties many exhibitions were focusing on the color white and the many reasons artists were attracted by it.
Sep - Oct 1965, Weiss-Weiss, by Joseph Beuys at Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf,
May - Jul 1966, Weiss auf Weiss by Harald Szeeman, Kunsthalle Bern
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are only two among many others you may find by searching artist-info for weiss, white, bianco.

The White On White exhibition at the deCordova Museum was chosen for this list because the selection of artists and artwork provides a thoughtful overview, based on George Rickey's (Art Journal, 1964) and Barbara Rose's (Art in America, 1965) texts on constructivist artists. The exhibition provides a view from the outside on what happened in Europe, and in America. It was as well an important statement against the many art critics who disfavored the 'cool art, 'idiot art', 'know-nothing-nihilism'.
46 important museums, galleries, and collectors were lending artwork for White On White. Among them Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Iris Clert, Paris; Richard Feigen Gallery, New York; Galerie Chalette, New York; Hanover Gallery, London; Internationale Galerij Orez, Den Haag; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York; Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Roma; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Pace Gallery, New York; The Betty Parsons Gallery, New York; Stable Gallery, New York.
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