Abstraction in Action Pia Camil https://abstractioninaction.com/artists/pia-camil/

Through my work I have shown a proclivity to failure or the decaying associated to the Mexican urban landscape, aspects of modernist culture and traces of art history. My practice has explored the urban ruin – including paintings and photographs of halted projects along Mexico’s highways (Highway Follies); abandoned billboards that become theatre-like backdrops therefore theatricalizing failed capitalist strategies (Espectaculares), or the problems and contradictions that arise when engaging with iconic art works (No A trío A or Cuadrado Negro).

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A través de mi obra he mostrado una proclividad al fracaso o a la decadencia asociada al paisaje urbano de México, aspectos de la cultura modernista y las huellas de la historia del arte. Mi práctica ha explorado la ruina urbana, incluyendo pinturas y fotografías de proyectos inconclusos a lo largo de las carreteras de México (Highway Follies), espectaculares abandonados que se convierten en telones de fondo teatrales, por tanto teatralizando estrategias capitalistas fracasadas (Espectaculares) o los problemas y contradicciones que surgen al abordar obras de arte icónicas (No A trío A or Cuadrado Negro).

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February 25, 2014 “The Infinite Line, Re-making Art After Modernism” by Briony Fer https://abstractioninaction.com/contexts/contemporary/book-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, and Louise Bourgeois—Briony Fer focuses on the overriding tendency toward repetition and seriality that occurred at the moment of modernism’s decline, gained ground in its aftermath, and continues to shape much of the art seen today.

November 5, 2013