The Show is Over @ Gagosian


When most people think about art they think about painting. The Gagosian believes however, that the era of painting is over and presents us with a more abstract view of art.

The show is a modern look at abstraction. However, I think the title is wrong. Many of the images do in fact involve paint. This paint may not be within the lines of classical art but it is still paint nevertheless. The show has not ended, rather it has changed.

The show is wonderfully diverse and includes work from Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter and Richard Serra to name but a few. The work on display is light, colourful and expressive. A twentieth century delight!

The Show Is Over is on display at Gagosian, Britannia Street until November 30

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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