Maddox Arts, in collaboration with Galerie Denise René, is proud to present the
exhibition “An Open Mind”, a selection of works by fifteen pioneering artists who
contributed to the Geometric Abstraction, Optical and Kinetic Art movements.
More than 60 years ago in the city of Paris, the gallery Denise René presented the
exhibition “Le Mouvement” (1955). that fostered the establishment of these trends
in the art world of the time. Most of the artists presented in the exhibition “An
Open Mind” were showcased in this gallery early on in their careers.
Denise René, who passed away in 2012, was the most important figure in the
promotion of Abstract Art in its many manifestations. “An Open
Mind” reflects on the avant-garde thinking of this risk taking gallery owner,
who fought a constant battle to impose them as major global artistic trends.
The show will include works by: Yaacov Agam, Olle Baertling, Martha Boto,
Geneviève Claisse, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sonia Delaunay, Cicero Dias, André Gaston
Heurtaux, Alberto Magnelli, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Jesús Rafael
Soto, Henryk Stażewski, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Gregorio Vardanega and Victor