CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENTS

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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The Museum of Modern Art, 12/23/12-04/15/13

A centennial celebration of modernismís greatest innovation.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
By Leah Dickerman. Text by Matthew Affron, Yve-Alain Bois, Masha Chlenova, Ester Coen, Christoph Cox, Hubert Damisch, Rachael DeLue, Hal Foster, Mark Franko, Matthew Gale, Peter Galison, Maria Gough, Jodi Hauptman, Gordon Hughes, David Joselit, Anton Kaes, David Lang, Susan Laxton, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Jaroslav Suchan, Lanka Tatersall, Michael R. Taylor.

Featured image, a still from Marcel Duchamp's film <I>Anemic Cinema</I> (made under the name Rrose Sťlavy), is reproduced from <I>Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925</I>.In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. This richly illustrated publication covers a wide range of artistic production--including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, film, photography, sound poetry, atonal music and non-narrative dance--to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years. An introductory essay by Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Museumís Department of Painting and Sculpture, is followed by focused studies of key groups of works, events and critical issues in abstractionís early history by renowned scholars from a variety of fields.

Featured image, a still from Marcel Duchamp's film Anemic Cinema (made under the name Rrose Sťlavy), is reproduced from Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Choice

E. Baden

Three quarters of a century after Alfred Barr, founding director of New York's Museum of Modern Art, mounted the landmark 1936 exhibition Cubism and Abtract Art, MoMA curator Dickerman returns to the realm with a vast exhibition and comprehensive catalogue depicting the incipient stages of abtraction in the plastic arts. Situating the movement from a representation toward abstraction as a synchronic historical moment, as well as one of modernism's principal activities, this Eurocentric organizational feat elaborates a network based on cross talk, spontaneity, and simultaneous development. The front endpapers of the catalogue offer a graphic spread that plays off Barr's legendary chart - the cover to his exhibition's catalogue - acanonical lineage of begotten isms. Dickerman's updated diagram turns reader's view to a distributed web of networks and memes in an endeavor that highlights connectivity over paternity. Even with his intended catholic aopproach, painting and the two - dimensional flattened spatial constructs of pictorial space overwhelmingly predominate. Music is accorded a seminal role; sculpture and film are underrepresented; typographic space and artists' books are thankfully recognized. A terrific collection of diverse short essays by nearly 30 scholars complement this intelligently edited, well- illustrated, and indispensable resource.

Art in America

Daniel Marcus

Dickerman urges against defning abstraction in terms of forward progress... less interested in the invention of abstraction than abstraction as invention. The main impact of this horizontalist approach is geographic, bringing peripheral sites into focus without denying the importance of major hubs.

Art in America

Arne Glimcher

Featuring twenty-four contributors, this MoMA catalogue explores the evolution of early modernist abstraction across various mediums, countries and movements.

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FROM THE BOOK
In 1910 Kandinsky made the first modern abstract painting; in 1911, the Italian Futurists Bruno Corra and Arnaldo Ginna made the first abstract films; in 1913, inspired by the Futurists, Wyndham Lewis made his first Vorticist abstractions; in 1915, Malevich painted his "Black Square"; in 1916, Mondrian and Van Doesburg founded De Stijl; and in 1921, Man Ray made his first photograms.
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