“Ice Cream 1” featured for “International Pop” in Minneapolis, Dallas and Philadelphia.
Minneapolis Walker Art Center
April 11 – August 29, 2015
Dallas Museum of Art
October 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Philadelphia Museum of Art
February 18, 2016 – May 15, 2016
Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop
Art from the 1950s through the 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 for 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 and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), the Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada. As such, the landmark exhibition recaptures the energy and inquisitiveness of this moment in art, expanding the frame of its influence and diversity while reenergizing questions around the true significance, breadth, and definition of Pop art.
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
Visual Arts Curatorial Fellow: Mia Lopez
Interview with Darsie Alexander, Curator of International Pop