AboutBartha Contemporary is pleased to announce the forthcoming group exhibition of works by Hartmut Böhm (DE 1938 - ) Walter Leblanc (BE 1931 1986) and Klaus Staudt (DE 1932 - ). The exhibition will showcase selected works from the 1960s to the present day.
Routed in the tradition of geometric abstraction all three artists played a vital role in several influential art movements of the late 20th Century. Exhibiting in groundbreaking exhibitions such as the 1964 âNouvelle Tendance, Positions visuelles du movement international' at the Musée des Arts Décorative in Paris their work is often attributed to movements such as post war European constructivism, OP-Art and Zero.
It is within this context that these artists work has been exhibited extensively across Europe as well as the United States. In particular recent survey exhibitions such as the OP-Art exhibition at the Shirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, the âNeue Tendenzen' exhibition at the Museum für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst in Ingoldstadt as well Kunstmuseum Düren to name only a few have lead to a reassessment of their work and highlighted their crucial contribution to European art of the post war era.
The exhibition will contain a selection of key works from the past forty years, many from the artist's private collections as well as from the archives of the Walter Leblanc Foundation. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase a selection of the most important works of these artist's long lasting careers and to highlight their immense contribution to European contemporary art.