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Times Preview of Summer Mondrian Exhibitions

Posted on 14 May 2014

The cover story of this week's Times 'Saturday Review' was on Michael White's co-curated exhibition at Tate Liverpool 'Mondrian and His Studios', and the companion exhibition at Turner Contemporary.

The Saturday Review featured a double page spread on the two Mondrian exhibitions opening this Summer, Mondrian and his Studios which has been curated by Michael White and the Director of Tate Liverpool, Francesco Manacorda at Tate Liverpool, and Mondrian and Colour which will run at Turner Contemporary at Margate. 

While the show at Turner Contemporary looks at Mondrian's work from his early days of painting landscapes in the Netherlands to the later works where he used colour abstractly in the attempt to 'arrive at the fundamental quality of objects', the exhibition at Tate Liverpool focuses on Mondrian's work after he moved to Paris in 1911, exploring the impact of Mondrian's love of urbanism and architecture on his art.  As Michael says in the article "Abstraction was not a remote and intangible thing for Mondrian, but part and parcel of everyday experience in the big city."

For those with a subscription, the article is available to read in full here.

Michael will present a talk on 'Mondrian: 'A different kind of order' at York Festival of Ideas on June 16th.  More information and free tickets are available here.

Mondrian and His Studios runs from June 6th to October 5th at Tate Liverpool.

Mondrian and Colour runs from May 24th to September 21st at Turner Contemporary

Image: Piet Mondrian - No. VI / Composition No.II 1920 [Tate Liverpool] by kind permission of Tate
© Tate Photography, 2014.
© 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA