Curated by French Academy director Éric de Chassey, the group exhibition La pittura o come sbarazzarsene (Painting or how to get rid of it) comprises works by four artists of different nationalities: Fabio Mauri from Italy, Marcia Hafif from the United States, Martin Barré from France, and Olivier Mosset from Switzerland. T
The exhibition takes a fresh approach to the question of whether the traditional concept of painting is obsolete. Each of the exhibited painters embraced abstraction and the minimalism of the 1960s but later returned full-circle to painting.
The works on display span three crucial periods of their artistic careers and offer an insight into the history of abstraction.