Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop in the 1960s and early 1970s. While previous exhibitions and prevailing scholarship have primarily focused on the dominance of Pop activity in New York and London during this time, this exhibition examines work from artists across the globe who were confronting many of the same radical developments, laying the foundation of the emergence of an art form that embraced figuration, media strategies, and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance.
This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism (Brazil), Informalism (Argentina), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada.
Following its presentation at the Walker, International Pop will tour to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art through 2016.
Curators: Darsie Alexander with Bartholomew Ryan