Room 424 New Realisms

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Simple exhaustion from the numerous formulas of abstract painting and the new consumer society spreading across Western Europe gave rise to a series of proposals about a return to “the real”. The object, movement, the performative, the event and occupation of the public sphere became the new focuses of European artists who, all initially connected under the label Nouveau Réalisme, soon began to expand into a number of concepts that lit the fuse of the explosion of the 1960s and 70s.