Klein sought to challenge the boundaries between art and life. He posed questions concerning the nature of art, what it was, is and might be, and consequently challenged the borders and structures that determine a work of art. In his lifetime he did not ascribe to an art movement or school, but his work influenced later movements such as Conceptual art, Minimalism, Pop art and Arte Povera.
This exhibition included over 60 works covering the major aspects of Klein’s artistic production: monochromes, blue monochromes, anthropometries, cosmogonies, sponge sculptures, reliefs, fire paintings and sculptures. In addition, extensive documentation material was included in the exhibition, providing an insight into and understanding of Klein’s world and the questions he raised.
This exhibition was organised by MCA, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway and Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere, Finland and the Yves Klein Archives, Paris, France. Yves Klein was presented in association with the Sydney Festival.