An Open Mind

28 Apr 2017 – 17 Jun 2017

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Gallery opening hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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Maddox Arts

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Oxford Circus, Green Park, Bond Street

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Maddox Arts, in collaboration with Galerie Denise René, is proud to present the exhibition “An Open Mind”, a selection of works by fifteen pioneering artists who contributed to the Geometric Abstraction, Optical and Kinetic Art movements.


More than 60 years ago in the city of Paris, the gallery Denise René presented the exhibition "Le Mouvement" (1955). that fostered the establishment of these trends in the art world of the time. Most of the artists presented in the exhibition “An Open Mind” were showcased in this gallery early on in their careers.

Denise René, who passed away in 2012, was the most important figure in the promotion of Abstract Art in its many manifestations. “An Open Mind” reflects on the avant-garde thinking of this risk taking gallery owner, who fought a constant battle to impose them as major global artistic trends.

The show will include works by: Yaacov Agam, Olle Baertling, Martha Boto, Geneviève Claisse, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sonia Delaunay, Cicero Dias, André Gaston Heurtaux, Alberto Magnelli, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Jesús Rafael Soto, Henryk Stażewski, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Gregorio Vardanega and Victor Vasarely. 

Exhibiting artists

Gregorio Vardanega

Henryk Stażewski

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Martha Boto


Olle Baertling

Alberto Magnelli

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Francisco Sobrino

Victor Vasarely

Jesus Rafael Soto

André Gaston Heurtaux

Geneviève Claisse

Cicero Dias

Yaacov Agam


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