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Exhibition Detail
Abstract Generation: Now in Print
Curated by: Kim Conaty
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


March 15th, 2013 - September 2nd, 2013
Opening: 
March 15th, 2013 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 
 Sequence One, James SienaJames Siena, Sequence One,
2009–10, Illustrated book with 36 woodcuts, page, 16 15/16 x 13 7/16" (43 x 34.1 cm); overall (closed): 17 x 13 7/16 x 1 1/8" (43.2 x 34.2 x 2.8 cm)
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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Since the early 20th century, abstraction has been associated with so many artistic movements, from Suprematism and Constructivism to Abstract Expressionism and Op art, that it can no longer be defined by any one style or tradition. Indeed, abstraction exists now as a rich and varied trove of formal languages and ideas—an open source of inspiration that extends well beyond the boundaries of art. This exhibition focuses on the print medium, highlighting ways in which abstraction has played a generative role in works of the past decade. Featuring prints, artists’ books, and multiples from the Museum’s collection—by artists such as Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang—Abstract Generation examines contemporary notions of abstraction through a range of contemporary practices.


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