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Carmen Herrera in 'Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970' at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

3 February 2024

From 3 February, Turner Contemporary presents 'Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970', a group exhibition presenting abstraction as a radical global language shared by women artists in the twenty years following World War II.

Guest curated by Dr Flavia Frigeri, the exhibition will bring together the works of more than 50 artists to examine how, through abstract forms, materials and modes, women pushed the boundaries of artmaking while tackling seismic cultural, social and political shifts. Comprising over 80 artworks, predominantly sculpture, the exhibition will trace how the language of abstraction developed on a global scale.

Complementing the sculptural focus of the exhibition will be select paintings and reliefs, such as Carmen Herrera’s East (1965), enriching the understanding of this artistic period.

The exhibition features artists Carla Accardi; Novera Ahmed; Ruth Asawa; Maria Bartuszová; Lynda Benglis; Louise Bourgeois; Maria Theresa Chojnacka; Lygia Clark; Saloua Raouda Choucair; Carmen Herrera; Sue Fuller; Eva Hesse; Marisa Merz; Yuko Nasaka; Louise Nevelson; Mona Saudi; Lenore Tawney; Hedda Sterne; Hannah Wilke, and more.

Together, the works included in 'Beyond Form' will map a constellation that speaks to the global, collective language of abstraction that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries through the universal medium of sculpture.

The exhibition runs from 3 February – 6 May 2024.

Find further information via Turner Contemporary.

Carmen Herrera in 'Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970' at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
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