The Guide
15 March 2021

“Abstractions plurielles” at the Museum d’Art de Pully

The Musée d’art de Pully and the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art invite you for an immersion in the heart of abstraction itself! 

by Marie Vinçonneau

After a long absence, the Musée d’Art de Pully is back with a new exhibition: “Plural Abstractions”. From March 2 to November 21, 2021, the museum will host 75 works from the Gandur Foundation for Art on the theme of informal painting from the 1950s to 1980s. A journey to the heart of the post-World War II effervescence, where the mediums and techniques of painting are entirely rethought.

During this period of experimentation, ideas flowed and new trends emerged. It was the moment to break with the cult of the harmoniously structured work, inspired by cubism and surrealism, for a much more random style. Far from the classical approach of first thinking about the meaning of his work to illustrate it with precise symbols, the informal artist takes the opposite approach by attributing a meaning to spontaneously created symbols.
Between abstract expressionism, minimal painting and abstraction in all its forms, artists gradually open the doors to a new pictorial universe where the unexpected and destructuring are the pillars. Among them, we find Pierre Soulages, Victor Vasarely, François Morellet, or Martin Barré whose works are honored in the rooms of the museum.

©Musée d’Art de Pully
©Musée d’Art de Pully

The Musée d’Art de Pully and the Fondation Gandur pour l’art are thus joining forces in a unique experience to meet an atypical artistic movement that is becoming increasingly recognized. It is also an opportunity to discover new works, some of which are presented for the first time by the Foundation.
A collection open to all, also available in virtual visit, just let yourself be carried away!

Musée d’Art de Pully – Chemin Davel 2, 1009 Pully

Gandur Foundation for Art – Rue Michel-Servet 12, 1206 Geneva