“Unlimited Painting in France in the 1960s & 1970s”, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Unlimited: Painting in France in the 1960s & 1970s, in two rooms at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, brings together work by two artists’ groups inspired by the social disruption: B.M.P.T. (the initials of the artists involved–Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni); and Supports/Surfaces as well as André Cadere. The exhibition is an eloquent reminder that while art may not be overtly political, it is born of politics. Painting, in particular, through process and materials, provides a rich arena for artists to explore collective feelings that bubble to the surface during times of difficult social and cultural disruption.