previews

  • Pink Square, 1992

    Olivier Mosset

    Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCB-A)
    Place de la Riponne 6
    May 22–August 24, 2003

    Nearly twenty years after his last retrospective, this bipartite exhibition proposes a rereading of Olivier Mosset’s influential abstract painting in the context of current practice, based on a nonchronological presentation of distinct groups of work made between 1966 and 2003. Organized by Lionel Bovier of the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne and Roland Wäspe of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, the ninety-work show focuses on the large-format monochromes produced in 1990 for the Venice Biennale and the “shaped canvases” of the ’90s. The accompanying monograph includes texts by Michel Gauthier and Florian Vetsch, as well as an interview with the artist.