Opening – Victoria Gallery Geneva
The Artists at the Victoria Gallery
Abbreviation: in English “popular art”, in French “art populaire”.
From the United Kingdom in the fifties with the plasticians Richard Hanilton and Eduardo Paolozzi.
USA – Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns et James Rosenquist
France – Arman, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé, Gérard Deschamps, Jacques Monory, Bernard Rancillac, Erró, Valerio Adami, Peter Klasen, Vladimir Veličković, Hervé Télémaque, Eduardo Arroyo, Alain Jacquet, Gérard Fromanger, Ivan Messac
Japan – Yayoi Kusama, Harue Koga, Tadanori Yokoo, Takashi Murakami
Spain – Eduardo Arroyo, Pedro Almodóvar, Manolo Valdés et Rafael Solbes
Italy – Enrico Baj, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Claudio Cintoli, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Del Pezzo, Valerio Adami.
Belgium – Paul Van Hoeydonck, Fallen Astronaut
Netherlands – Daan van Golden, Gustave Asselbergs, Jacques Frenken, Jan Cremer, Wim T. Schippers, Woody van Amen
Russia – Dmitri Vrubel
Pop art is an answer to the art world following the growth of entertainment. Television, games, consumerism… Visuals from advertisement are often used. With Pop art screen printing makes a comeback on the art scene. Nothing is unique and objects and images are mass-produced: several copies, with varying colours and sizes… The colours used are bright and offset. Pop art uses techniques originating in industrial processes.
Pop art is one of the most important artistic trends of the 20th century.
Street art is a contemporary artistic trend.
All kinds of art forms performed in the street or in public places are included. Used techniques encompass quick graffiti on walls, ads, stencils, mosaics, stickers, posters, and even yarn bombing and installations. This type of art, although short-lived, is typically seen by large audiences.
Henny Holzer (USA)
Keith Haring (USA)
Steve Powers (USA)
Os Gêmeos, Nina Pandolfo and Nunca (Brazil)
VHILS aka Alexandre Farto (Portugal)
Blu (Italy) and Os Gêmeos (Brazil)