Artists of the Transvangarde (Virtual)
15 February - 31 March 2021
Opening in February 1979, October Gallery created the foundation for the idea of the Transvangarde, the transcultural avant-garde. To mark the Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Gerald Wilde: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, we present Painting Unbound: Artists of the Transvangarde, a virtual exhibition celebrating the creative freedom of painting. Wilde’s powerful 1949 statement “Life may be miserable, but I am not”, also strongly echoes our current times. At a moment in time when much movement is restricted, painting offers the opportunity for exploration and pushing boundaries. As artist Elisabeth Lalouschek boldly stated about her large-scale work in the 1980’s “The real adventure for me is painting!”.