Formalism is a common source of misunderstandings. It is also an easy invective within today's art world. In short, formalism is always the other. Consequently, one could have fun to imagine what would be the other of formalism. If formalism is « the other », the other of formalism, on the contrary, could be « deformalism » (a word used by late Steven Parrino.) In the sense that, in the same way that we say « to disfigure » -to drag the figure into something else - deformalism would drag abstraction to something else than itself.
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