Supports/Surfaces and Raphael Rubenstein
Raphael Rubenstein reviewed the Supports/Surfaces retrospective exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne of Saint-Étienne back in 1991 in his essay The Painting Undone and its certainly worth a read. Unlike other radical movements of the time Supports/Surfaces did not turn its back on painting....
“Our movement was also a movement of revolt, social as well as esthetic,” he Dezeuze) has said. Supports/Surfaces was looking for a means of “revolting against the art world and the world in general without having to make anti-art.”52 Allying themselves with Maoist-inspired Parisian intelllectuals, conducting their internal relations like a communist cell, seeking a place for their work outside the (capitalist) market, Supports/Surfaces was light-years removed from the world of Post-Painterly Abstraction.
|Installation view of Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well' |
Louis Cane (Left and Center), Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
|Daniel Dezeuze (Left) Louis Cane (right)|
|Jennifer Boysen (center), Claude Viallet (right)|
|Noël Dolla (second from right)|
|Pierre Buraglio |
Masking tape on tracing paper
|Jean-Michel Meurice |
Mixed media on canvas