Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
HANTAÏ, KLEE, AND OTHER ABSTRACTIONS
Hösök tere, Budapest
The Museum of Fine Arts's cabinet exhibition pays tribute to the painter Simon Hantaï, born in Hungary a hundred years ago and attaining world fame while in France. The sixty or so displayed works include two dozen hitherto unknown modernist masterpieces by the artist, who passed away in Paris in 2008, but also those eight paintings that his family gifted to the museum in 2016 in accordance with his last will. The exhibition entitled Hantaï, Klee, and other Abstractions presents the works Simon Hantaï produced shortly after 1948, during his artistic period in Paris when he studied the most important movements of modernism. Besides works by Hantaï, visitors can also view pieces by Paul Klee, as well as those by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Sam Francis, and Jackson Pollock, among others. This cabinet exhibition is the latest example of an artistic dialogue spanning several periods, and of a c...
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Simon Hantaï - the Centenary Exhibition
8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris
To celebrate the centenary of Simon Hantaï's birth (1922-2008), Fondation Louis Vuitton is organising an unprecedented retrospective exhibition curated by Anne Baldassari. It includes more than 130 of Simon Hantaï's works, many of which have never before been shown, and the majority of which are large format works from 1957 to 2000. The starting point for the didactic circuit is the painting Écriture rose (1958-1959, which was donated to the government by the artist. Musée national d?art moderne / Pompidou Centre). It goes on to explore the successive periods of his work: Peintures à signes, Monochromes, Mariales, Catamurons, Panses, Meuns, Études, Blancs, Tabulas, Peintures polychromes, Sérigraphies and Laissées, before concluding with the "last workshop". Hantaï's works are shown alongside the works of other major artists that had an influence on the artist, including Henri Matisse and...
Simon Hantaï - Accrochage
4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris
Gagosian, Paris, is pleased to present a selection of paintings by Simon Hantaï (1922-2008). In anticipation of his forthcoming retrospective at Fondation Louis Vuitton, curated by Anne Baldassari and opening on May 18, 2022, these works will be installed on the ground floor of the gallery at 4 rue de Ponthieu. The grouping, which is dominated by bold, vibrant colors evocative of spring blossoms, features several paintings made by Hantaï using variations on his iconic pliage (folding) technique. By crumpling and knotting the canvas before painting it uniformly and then spreading it out to reveal a pattern of alternations between pigment and ground, Hantaï arrived at a process that synthesized Surrealist automatism and the allover gestures of Abstract Expressionism. Here, several paintings from the Tabulas series (1972?76 and 1980?82), including large gridded compositions in yellow, blue,...
Gagosian New York
Les blancs de la couleur, la couleur du blanc
980 Madison Avenue, New York
Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of eighteen paintings by Simon Hantaï (1922-2008). Les blancs de la couleur, la couleur du blanc, curated by Anne Baldassari, is Gagosian's second solo exhibition of Hantaï's work since the gallery announced its representation of the artist's estate in 2019, and occurs in the centenary year of his birth. Many of the works in the exhibition, which occupies both floors of the gallery at 980 Madison Avenue, have not been previously exhibited.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Simon Hantaï in Touching the Void
MoMA, Floor 4, 11W 53rd St, New York
As part of New Art from Wall to Wall, the Museum of Modern Art is presenting never-before and rarely shown works in themed, reimagined collection galleries. The gallery Touching the Void explores an important artistic tendency of the 1960s: a shift away from the idea that art should express the artist's interior life. Works in this vein searched for a poetics of bare form and focused on structural elements such as line, plane, and volume. Whether strict or playful, the work of these artists tested the meditative possibilities of objectivity, challenging viewers to heighten their sensory perception. Blancs, 1973, a work by Simon Hantaï is included.