Pattern and Decoration

Ornament as Promise

The publication undertakes a comprehensive reappraisal of a hitherto nearly overlooked US-American art movement: Pattern and Decoration (1975 -1985).

By reclaiming colour, variation of forms as well as sensuality, artists such as Valerie Jaudon, Robert Kushner and Miriam Schapiro radically distinguished themselves from the predominant Minimal Art and Concept Art at that time.

Pattern and Decoration questioned not only traditional notions of art, but also addressed broader political and social issues like the position of women or ethnic minorities in the global art scene.

This is the English edition of this title.

Accompanies the exhibition Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise, 21 Sep 2018 – 13 Jan 2019, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; moving  to mumok, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienna, 22 Feb – 01 Sep 2019.

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