A feeling of optimism that emerged from the economic recovery of post-war Britain led to rapid changes in society. As people embraced the new and the modern, London became a dynamic centre for International artists who were invited to the capital to exhibit. Gallery One, New Vision Centre, Signals and Indica played an important part in defining the city as a centre for radical artistic expression. Cosmopolitan, experimental and interdisciplinary, they fostered an interest in artistic practice as a collaborative phenomenon not bound by formal or geographical lines, and introduced audiences to art that had an emphasis on movement, participation and installation. This display brings together a selection of works by some of the international artists exhibited at these galleries. It demonstrates the wide-ranging nature of artistic experimentation at that time, and the global connections between different movements and artistic groups.
- Featured Artist:
- Liliane Lijn