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20110321212143-abstract-irwin Abstraction Also Sometimes Means Dealing in Ideas   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Carl Andre, Eleanor Antin, Rudolf de Crignis, Jay DeFeo, Jim Drain, Chris Duncan, Dan Flavin, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Suzan Frecon, Kori Gerard, Adolph Gottlieb, Daniel Higgs, Robert Irwin, Xylor Jane, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Lee Mullican, Ron Nagle, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Kyle Ranson, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Rosie Lee Tompkins at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive February 16th, 2011 - April 17th, 2011
Posted 3/21/11

Thumbing through my dog-eared dictionary (site of too many tongue-tied beginnings), abstraction is firstly a “duality of dealing with ideas rather than events” and secondly, probably in some ways more accurately for our purposes, “freedom from representational qualities in art.” Just like “modern” gets handily replaced by “contemporary” even if they sort of mean the same thing, “abstraction” gets knocked out by “conceptualism,” even if, through at least one definition, they also mean sort of the s... [more]

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