In the exhibition Multiplication, some of the biggest names in the then young generation of French and foreign Paris artists new tendencies in new fields, such as screen printing, lithography, photo mechanic processes on paper, plastic and textile, as well as a series of other methods, in order to multiply (in French, “multiplier”) the image and the imagination.
The artists show a big social commitment, either politically affiliated or not, they let their art, through its motifs or subject, change the debate and through that contribute to changes in society.
The exhibition reflects a time when the distribution of art changed and the view of what an artwork could be was broadened, which led to that the demand for traditional and accepted material and techniques began to loosen.
Curator Eje Högestätt writes in the exhibition catalogue:
“Can the “multiplier”, this the artist’s new mode of expression, gather the strength of a wave washing over and levelling the sandcastle of status and fetish worship in the arts? If I believed so earlier, I know begin to doubt, after having wandered around Paris studios and received not only things but also insurance and price details. (…) But the debate around art and its market cannot die down and if the “multiplier” (and this exhibition) can give it more fuel, that is something.”
Participating artists: Roberto Altmann, Arman, Ben Vautier, Réne Bertholo, Christian Boltanski, Lourdes Castro, Cesar Baldaccini, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jean Degottex, Luzio Del Pezzo, Dyfo, Paul-Armand Gette, Claude Gilli, Alain Jacquet, Kosta-Karahalios, Jean Le Gac, Milvia Maglione, Robert Malaval, Antoni, Miralda, Jean-Claude Moineau, Niki de St Phalle, Joan Rabascall, Jean Pierre Raynaud, Martial Rayasse, Mimmo Rotella, J.M. Sanejouand, Piotr Kowalski, Vassilakis Takis, Jean Tinguely, Gerard Titus-Carmel, Miguel Berrocal.