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Mel Bochner

Mel Bochner is considered a pioneer of the Post-Minimal and Conceptual movements. He is best known for his paintings in which words appear repetitively or thematically, degenerating from polite to vulgar. Bochner explores systems of meaning in his work; looking at language, typography and colour, inviting us to think about the way each of these communicate meaning and how we, in turn, process it.

In 2012 the Whitechapel Gallery staged the first UK retrospective of Bochner's work, which went on to tour to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, and Egeran Gallery, Istanbul. He has had solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva. His work is in numerous public collections including the Tate Collection, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris.

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