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Contexts provides reference information for research and knowledge in the field of contemporary abstract art and encompasses bibliographical references, publications, articles, essays and links.

Public Abstraction

Public Abstraction By Vlado Velkov (Author, Editor), Stefan Heidenreich (Author), Ana Teixeira Pinto (Author), Marcus Steinweg (Author), Petra Reichensperger (Author), Alexander Koch (Author), Gerrit Gohlke (Author), Raimar Stange (Author), Johannes Teiser (Foreword) Published by Walther Koenig, 2015 300 pages Could it be that fundamental aspects of abstraction remain to be discovered? Abstraction is usually conceived of formally and pictorially, whereby its underlying thought patterns often recede into the background. This book attempts to question […]

Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art

Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art Edited by Gabrielle Jennings, Foreword by Kate Mondloch Published by University of California Press, 2015 304 pages Offering historical and theoretical positions from a variety of art historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking collection is the first substantive sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a particular focus […]

Reconditioned Abstraction

Reconditioned Abstraction November 15, 1996–January 4, 1997 Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 1996 Reconditioned Abstraction is an exhibition catalog published by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, for the show between November 15, 1996–January 4, 1997, featuring: Charles Clough, Lydia Dona, Moira Dryer, Rochelle Feinstein, Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed and Philip Taaffe. Martin […]

Geométricos Hoy. Caminos en Expansión

Geométricos Hoy. Caminos en Expansión Colección MACBA  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires Desde el 17 de mayo hasta el 29 de junio de 2012 Aldo Rubino: Idea y Dirección Renata Cervetto: Curadora Geométricos Hoy. Caminos en Expansión está conformada por parte del acervo patrimonial del MACBA – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires. […]

Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America after Modernism

Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America after Modernism This exhibition is co-organized by Holly Block (New York City) and María Inés Rodríguez (Colombia), and designed by Benedeta Monteverde (Mexico). May 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015 The Bronx Museum of the Arts  New York, USA Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of […]

Microhistorias y Macromundos Vol. 3

Microhistorias y Macromundos Vol. 3. Editor: Maria Lind, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, 2010. Authors: Ina Blom, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, Peter Halley, Brian Holmes, Jakob Jakobsen, Maria Lind, Sven Lütticken, Nina Möntmann, Mai-Thu Perret, Gerald Raunig, Irit Rogoff, Emily Roysdon, Meyer Shapiro. Publisher: Insituto Nacional de Bellas Artes This anthology of texts by […]

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill: “Los libros de historia necesitan ser reescritos para incorporar al arte contemporáneo Latinoaméricano”

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill: “Los libros de historia necesitan ser reescritos para incorporar al arte contemporáneo Latinoaméricano” Interview by Diego Parra March 28, 2014 Artishock -Revista de Arte Contemporáneo- Chile Abstraction in Action, una nueva plataforma de investigación y difusión para el arte abstracto contemporáneo producido en América Latina, es un proyecto curatorial en curso a cargo […]

Abstracción temporal (Temporary Abstraction), Museo Experimental El Eco 2010

Abstracción temporal (Temporary Abstraction), Museo Experimental El Eco 2010 UNAM Mexico City, Mexico 2011 “Art in general, and naturally architecture as well, is a reflection of the spiritual state of the man of its time. But there is a sense that the modern architect, individualized and intellectual, exaggerates at times—perhaps due to having lost close […]

Abstract Possible, a research project on abstraction today Abstract Possible is a research project that aims to explore notions of abstraction, taking contemporary art as its starting point. It includes the collaboration/participation of Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, Yto Barrada, José León Cerrillo, Matias Faldbakken, Priscila Fernandes, Claudia Fernández, Zachary Formwalt, Liam Gillick,Goldin+Senneby, Wade Guyton, Iman Issa, Gunilla Klingberg, David Maljkovic, Dorit Margreiter, Åsa Norberg/Jennie Sundén, Mai-Thu Perret, Falke Pisano, Seth Price, Walid […]

Abstracción Posible / Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take

ABSTRACT POSSIBLE: THE TAMAYO TAKE Artists: Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, José León Cerrillo, Matias Faldbakken, Claudia Fernández, Goldin+Senneby, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Gunilla Klingberg, David Maljković, Mai-Thu Perret, Seth Price, Walid Raad, Emily Roysdon, Salón, Bojan Šarčević, Ultra-red, Anton Vidokle Abstract Possible is the latest installment in the series Minor Histories, Larger Worlds at the […]

“Discrepant Abstraction (Annotating Art’s Histories)” edited by Kobena Mercer

Kobena Mercer Ed. Discrepant Abstraction (Annotating Art’s Histories) The Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA), The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 2006 For anyone who thinks the question of abstract art is settled, this book will come as a surprise. Discrepant abstraction is hybrid and partial, elusive and repetitive, obstinate and strange. It includes […]

“Abstract Resistance” Exhibition curated by Yasmil Raymond

Image: Thomas Hirschhorn, Abstract Resistance (Detail), 2006. Image extracted from Abstract Resistance curated by Yasmil Raymond for the Walker Art Center, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010 With a new commission and works dating back to the 1950s, the exhibition Abstract Resistance brings together now-legendary figures as well as younger artists who have revolted against the aesthetic orthodoxies […]

“Abstraction: Documents of Contemporary Art” edited by Maria Lind

Maria Lind Ed. Abstraction: Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London & The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013 This anthology reconsiders crucial aspects of abstraction’s resurgence in contemporary art, exploring three equally significant strategies explored in current practice: formal abstraction, economic abstraction, and social abstraction. In the 1960s, movements as diverse as Latin American neo-concretism, […]

“The Infinite Line, Re-making Art After Modernism” by Briony Fer

Briony Fer. The Infinite Line, Re-making Art After Modernism, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004 This landmark book offers a radical reinterpretation of the innovative art of the late 1950s and 1960s. Examining the work of major artists of the period—including Mark Rothko, Piero Manzoni, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Blinky Palermo, […]