Painting

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    A Precedes B – Max Estenger

    By the late ‘80s, abstraction had turned away from private experiences which shaped it, and was passing through what came to be understood as a linguistic turn.

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    A Precedes B – Lorenza Panero

    Lorenza Panero calls forth memory, and how descriptions of it are made visible. Light is her principal medium, and her practice is rooted in the irreducibility of language.

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    A Precedes B - Works by Four Artists - Max Estenger, George Hofmann, Lorenza Panero & Mike Zahn

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    the referee only sees the retaliation…

    “The first rupture was provoked by the diffusion of photography. As underlined by Rosalind Krauss, “Photography calls into question the whole concept of the uniqueness of the art object, the originality of the author… and the individuality of so-called self-expression.”…

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    German or French? Part III

    “I don’t think Expressionism is the issue. I think what’s going on in painting now is coming out of national identities. People have withdrawn into their own histories try to find meanings. So you have art that seems like it…

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    German or French? Part II

    “Apart from the artists who perished in concentration and internment camps, many who were deemed “degenerates” fled Germany, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, László Moholy­ Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Johannes Molzahn, Johannes Itten, Joseph Albers, Max Beckmann, Oskar…

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    German or French? Part I

    Modernism came to the US wrapped up in the theoretics of the School of Paris. Our understanding of painting and our tastes for certain kinds of painting arrived here fully formed and deeply connected to that history.

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    …utter contempt for painting

    “I want to assassinate painting,” Joan Miró is reported to have said, in 1927. Four years later, the Catalan modern master elaborated, in an interview: “I intend to destroy, destroy everything that exists in painting. I have utter contempt for…

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    The weird turn pro…

    “The term comes from a rather interesting guy [Alexei Yurchak] who wrote about what it was like to live in the Soviet Union in the middle of the 1980s when the Soviet Union was collapsing. Because there wasn’t really any…