29 September 2018—12 January 2019
Hales Gallery is delighted to announce Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi, a comprehensive survey of work by Frank Bowling, opening tomorrow at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
Focusing on the artist’s impressive map paintings, the exhibition Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi presents an overview of major developments in Frank Bowling’s practice, exploring the artist’s engagement with history, migration, memory and representation across a six-decade career. At a time when artists began to question the rigidity of formalist principles and the autonomy of the painted picture, Bowling sought to imbue the medium with complex social and cultural meaning. In his well-known modulated colour abstractions, which are the focus of this exhibition, he invested painting with a modernising awareness of the social, political and geographic transformations taking place around him.
Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi is organised by Haus der Kunst, Munich in collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah.
The exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor with Anna Schneider at Haus der Kunst, Munich. The Sharjah presentation is co-curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and Okwui Enwezor with Anna Schneider.
Frank Bowling Mappa Mundi
Sharjah Art Foundation
c/o Sharjah Art Museum
PO Box 19989
Al Shuwaiheen, Arts Area, Sharjah
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Painting - Frank Bowling, Australia to Africa, 1971