Nouveau réalisme & beyond
Tuesday to Saturday between 10 - 12 pm and 2 - 6 pm
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César - Sans titre (cafetière) (1970)
On Thursday, October 27, 1960, the nouveaux réalistes became aware of their collective singularity. Nouveau Réalisme = new perceptual approaches to reality.
This is how Pierre Restany described the beginning of a new movement in art history. The team spirit will prove more important than stylistic unity. Above all, the artists show a common interest in consumer society and a preference for unconventional materials and techniques.
The 'nouveau-realists' cast a new view upon reality. They consider themselves heirs of Marcel Duchamp and set in motion a tendency that is decisive for 20th-century post-war art.