Featuring works from the Museum’s collection, Slip Zone charts the significant innovations in painting, sculpture, and performance that shaped artistic production in the Americas and East Asia in the mid-20th century. The exhibition reevaluates the art historical legacy of the era to encompass the simultaneous and intersecting strands of international movements, including Japanese Gutai and Mono-ha, Korean Dansaekhwa, and Brazilian Neoconcretism. Slip Zone also highlights the integral influence of Black and women artists working in abstraction in this period, complicating common understandings of the canonic Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Color Field movements in the United States.
Admission is FREE.
We partnered with Bank of America to bring you an in-depth video featuring Jackson Pollock’s Cathedral, on view in Slip Zone. Check out this edition of Bank of America’s Masterpiece Moment series with Agustín Arteaga, the Eugene McDermott Director at the DMA.
Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Image: Shozo Shimamoto, Untitled - Whirlpool, 1965, oil on canvas, The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2012.1.3, © Shozo Shimamoto Association. Naples; Lynda Benglis, Odalisque (Hey, Hey Frankenthaler), 1969, poured pigmented latex, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2003.2, © 2021 Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Sam Gilliam, Leaf, 1970, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Timothy C. Headington, 2016.45, © 2020 Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Raquel Forner, Apocalypsis, 1955, oil on composition board, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, 1959.47. Courtesy Forner-Bigatti Foundation-Argentina; Jackson Pollock, Cathedral, 1947, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Reis, 1950.87, © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkJack Whitten, Slip Zone, 1971, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and gift of The Rachofsky Collection, 2010.26.1, © Jack Whitten Estate. Courtesy the Jack Whitten Estate and Hauser & Wirth; Kiyoji Otsuji, Gutai Photograph, 1956–1957, printed 2012, black-and-white photograph, The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2012.36.20, ©︎ Tetsuo Otsuji. Courtesy of Musashino Art University Museum & Library / Tokyo Publishing House. From the portfolio “GUTAI PHOTOGRAPH 1956-57”