Renowned New York artist Perter Halley has set up a new exhibition at the Mudam museum of modern art in Kirchberg, which will be on display until 15 October this year.

Halley is best known for having developed a visual language based on geometric abstraction, which he has been using since the 1980s to tackle social issues. In close collaboration with the Mudam museum of modern art, he has now set up a new exhibition entitled 'Conduits: Paintings from the 1980s', a retrospective on 30 of his key works from both private and public collections.

By turning to geometric forms and fluorescent colours, Halley sought to defy the traditional and nostalgic neo-expressionism coining the New York art scene in the 80s. Halley thus used the square, usually considered a perfect shape, to symbolise imprisonment.

The artist further examines technological change with his cells and prisms. Halley says that he saw the digital revolution and global connection of the present-day world long ahead of time. The point of the new exhibition is therefore to also portray the evolution of Halley's works and how they changed from one issue to the next.

'Conduits: Paintings from the 1980s' will be on display at Mudam until 15 October.

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