Conduits: Paintings from the 1980s. Peter Halley's personal exhibition on view at Mudam museum in Luxembourg.
Mudam museum dedicates a major monographic exhibition Conduits: Paintings from the 1980s to Peter Halley’s early work. Curated by Michelle Cotton, this show focuses on the first decade of Peter Halley’s career, a prolific period that saw the birth of the artist’s pictorial practice and critical writing.
Bringing together thirty iconic paintings from public and private collections as well as a collection of drawings, sketches, and notes never shown before, the exhibition will highlight the development of the artist pictorial vocabulary.
Working in the era of the Internet, which saw the mass adoption of personal computers, Peter Halley developed a pictorial repertoire of geometric icons described as “prisons,” “cells,” and “conduits,” through which the artist addresses topics such as confinement, isolation, or, conversely, connectivity. The former evokes the gradual replacement of manual skills by industrial processes, while the fluorescent colors refer to the omnipresence of technology in the postmodern environment.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalog including a major interview with the artist, an essay by the curator and two unpublished texts by Paul Pieroni and Tim Griffin.