'The third volume of Microhistorias y macromundos brings together thirteen texts that provide the theoretical background for the research project Abstract Possible, initiated by the curator Maria Lind, and presented as a series of shows in different venues over a period of two years (2010-2012).

The group show entitled Abstract Possible explores notions of abstraction, taking contemporary art as its starting point. The anthology focuses on the analysis of abstraction as an intellectual technique, and its ability to be self-reflexive, which is the main axis of the exhibition.

Three "strands"  of abstraction are examined and intewoven in these texts: formal abstraction, economic abstraction, and withdrawal. The authors place a special emphasis on this third aspect, relating it to the phenomenon of withdrawal today, particularly in the field of cultural production.' - from back cover.
Alternative title

Abstract Possible

Access level

Onsite

editor

Maria LIND

Location code REF.LIM5
Language

English, 

Spanish

Keywords

abstraction

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

263

ISBN / ISSN

9786076050484

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- Maria LIND

Nature of Abstract Art

- Meyer SCHAPIRO

Abstraction and Culture

- Peter HALLEY

The Logic of the Trailer. Abstraction, Style and Sociality in Contemporary Art

- Ina BLOM

Living with Abstraction

- Sven LUTTICKEN

The Crystal Frontier. A True Life Story

- Mai-Thu PERRET

Abstract

- Liam GILLICK

The The Situation Situation

- Matias FALDBAKKEN

Ecstatic Resistance

- Emily ROYSDON

'Smuggling' an Embodied Criticality

- Irit ROGOFF

Opacity: Current Considerations on art Institutions and the Economy of Desire

- Nina MONTMANN

There is no Alternative: The Future is Self-Organised

- Anthony DAVIES, Stephan DILLEMUTH, Jakob JAKOBSEN

Artistic Autonomy and the Communication Society

- Brian HOLMES

Instituent Practices. Fleeing, Instituting, Transforming
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