What is the Painting After Postmodernism?
Painting After Postmodernism is the double exhibition opening in Brussels, curated by Barbara Rose, and organized by the Roberto Polo Gallery in collaboration with the City of Brussels and Cinéma Galleries. It is a mega-sample of 256 works; actually 16 individual artists from both nationalities. Collaborating with noted Belgian collector and gallerist Roberto Polo, Rose filled 6 floors of the historic Vanderborght building, a monument of modernist architecture.
According to Barbara Rose, curator of Painting After Postmodernism I Belgium - USA, the artists in this manifesto exhibition strive to restore tactility to painting, redefine drawing as part of the pictorial and go beyond Postmodernism using new techniques and materials to retrieve the fullness of painting as a major art that can hold its own with the masterpieces of the past.