Gilbert Hsiao in Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

Gilbert Hsiao, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 2013

Abstraction, as a language, remains linked to the high modernism left behind in its original form somewhere in the last century. It is with the comic actors' absurdist sense of repetition that abstraction reappears in unlikely places.

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Alan Uglow, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

Alan Uglow

The present exhibition includes Standard paintings from the mid-1990s and Portrait(s) of a Standard from 2000, the latter, large-format silkscreens depicting the Standard(s) at an angle. Both the paintings and prints are installed on wooden blocks.

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Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, Museum of Modern Art, 2013

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists—Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay—presented the first abstract pictures to the public.

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Justin Andrews: Projector, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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The documentation of Kasimir Malevich’s solo exhibition 0:10, The Last Futurist Exhibition of Pictures in Petrograd, 1915, yielded one of Modernisms iconic images. The black and white photograph shows twenty-one square and rectangular paintings of varying size, hanging on adjacent walls. A chair sits at the base of the right-hand wall, giving an indication of scale. At the top corner of the room, hung so as to form a triangle against the room’s top corner, is Malevich’s Black Square (1915).

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Mary Heilmann: Visions, Waves and Roads, Hauser and Wirth, London, England

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Mary Heilmann, Mojave Mirage, 2012 Oil on canvas, diptych 30 x 50 inches February 23 – April 5, 2012 Considered one of the preeminent contemporary Abstract painters, Heilmann’s practice overlays the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous ethos of the Beat Generation and the influences of American pop culture. For her exhibition, ‘Visions, Waves and Roads’ in the South Gallery of Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row, Heilmann presents a large group of new […]

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Ron Agam, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY

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Ron Agam, Endless Universe, 2010 Ink and resin on canvas mounted on panel 36 x 36 inches May 5 – June 6, 2011 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ron Agam. Agam brings fresh, new elements to his work where he further examines the interaction of colors. He seeks to expose the harmony and effective balance of these varying colors with placement and scale. Agam’s personal exploration in the […]

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Dimitri Kozyrev: Last One, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY

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Dimitri Kozyrev, Last One 3, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 72 inches March 10 – April 1, 2011 “Now, however, I maintain that just as the concept of the military avant-garde has been ‘lost,’ because of changes in methods of warfare, the avant-garde in the contemporary art world, has also lost its edge.” — Dimitri Kozyrev Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce Last One, Dimitri Kozyrev’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition […]

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Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection, Temporary Stedelijk 2, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Installation view. Opens March 3, 2011 Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection explores how a museum collection constructs and embodies histories to be reconsidered over time, offering various views into the museum’s own history and its collections right up to the present day, through monographic installations of individual works or bodies of work by key artists and designers, thematic surveys, archival research projects, special projects and recent acquisitions. The exhibition showcases the breadth of […]

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Kris Scheifele: Cast, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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Kris Scheifele, Window Contortion, 2010 Acrylic paint and acetate 41 x 18 x 3 inches February 18 – March 20, 2011 My most recent project is a series entitled The Contortions. Each piece is made entirely of layer upon layer of acrylic paint. The paint is applied methodically to a wooden panel support until it reaches a thickness of up to a half-inch. Then, it is pulled up from the support and cut with a […]

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Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

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Kazimir Malevich, Painterly Realism of a Football Player—Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension, 1915 Oil on canvas 26 x 17 inches March 2 – April 30, 2011 I have transformed myself into the zero of form and dragged myself out of the rubbish-filled pool of Academic Art. I have destroyed the ring of the horizon and escaped from the circle of things, from the horizon-ring which confines the artist and the forms of nature. –Kazimir […]

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From Absolute to Minimal, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL

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Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first […]

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The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923 Oil on canvas, 140 x 201 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, NY July 9 – September 7, 2010 Russian artists Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935), considered two of the pioneers of abstraction, separately explored a geometric vocabulary during the course of their careers. Malevich is recognized for his circa 1914 invention of Suprematism, an abstract style expressing universal truths through the interrelationship of color […]

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Lissitzky+: Part 1: Victory Over the Sun, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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El Lissitkzy, Proun, ca. 1922-1923 Photo: Peter Cox September 19, 2009 – September 5, 2010 In September 2009 the Van Abbemuseum launches the three-year Lissitzky+ project, in which the museum will be casting new light on its renowned Lissitzky collection. This takes the form of a triptych of exhibitions, each exploring a particular theme, continuing through 2012. The first part, Lissitzky+, Victory over the Sun, opens on 19 September 2009. An entire floor of the […]

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Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes, Reflections on Indian Modernism, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Nasreen Mohamedi, untitled, undated Pen, pencil and ink on paper, 49.5cm x 69 cm Courtesy Glenbarra Art Museum Collection, Japan September 5 – November 15, 2009 Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) was born in Karachi, (formerly India, now Pakistan) before moving to Mumbai. She travelled abroad to study, spending time in London at Saint Martin’s School of Art (1954–57) and in Paris. After extensive travels to Iran and Turkey in the 60s, she returned to India and […]

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Constructivismes (A Visual Essay), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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  Installation view April 24 – June 10, 2009 Organized by Olivier Renaud-Clement Participating Artists:  Matthias Bitzer, Burgoyne Diller, Akira Kanayama, Barbara Kasten, Kazimir Malevich, Katja Strunz Spanning nearly 100 years, the works in this exhibition offer insight into the shape of our culture and the movements of inspiration—moments in time radically altering the course of history and the present forever constructing the past. Constructivismes – (A visual essay) originated with a specific interest in […]

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Dannielle Tegeder: Arrangements to Ward off Accidents with The Library of Abstract Sound, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

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  Installation view May 21 – July 3, 2009 Priska C. Juschka Fine Art announces Arrangements to Ward Off Accidents, Dannielle Tegeder’s third solo show with the gallery. With this exhibition, Tegeder investigates, based upon her nonrepresentational repertoire, the influences of 20th century Modernism upon a 21st century artistic discourse that recalls original elements while elaborating further upon both ideas and techniques. Formally inspired by two masters of abstract Modernism, Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, […]

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Constructivismes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

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  Works by Burgoyne Diller January 23 – March 6, 2009 Featuring artists Matthias Bitzer, Liz Deschenes, Burgoyne Diller, Dan Flavin, Raymond Hains, Yuichi Higashionna , Gregor Hildebrandt, Akira Kanayama, Barbara Kasten, Camilla Low, Sherrie Levine, Kasimir Malevich, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Anthony Pearson, Florian Pumhosl, R.H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Anselm Reyle, Alexander Rodchenko, Haim Steinbach, Frank Stella & Katja Strunz.

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Plastic Fantastic Formalism: Mark Dagley, by Nora Griffin

Here we are far from the living-room and close to science-fiction Jean Baudrillard, “The Ecstasy of Communication” Your aluminum finish slightly diminished is the best I ever have seen Jefferson Airplane, “Plastic Fantastic Lover” In 1987, the year Mark Dagley’s paintings currently on view at Minus Space were first exhibited at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, abstract painting was exploring its newfound relationship to the digital age. The hard-edge lines and shapes that had been a mainstay […]

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Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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Interview with Kevin Finklea, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in October 2004 in conjunction with Kevin Finklea’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: Let’s begin by talking about color, the central concern of your paintings over the past decade. You’ve worked in a pharmacy for over 20 years now, which you acknowledge has greatly affected your color sensibility. In fact, every time I see a television commercial for the acid reflux medicine, Prevacid, I think of your […]

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Interview with Richard Bottwin, by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in March 2004 in conjunction with Richard Bottwin’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: I would like to start our interview at the beginning of your career. You came of age as an artist during the early 1970s in and around New York City. What kind of work were you making at that time? Were there any specific artists, exhibitions, or events that had a profound impact on […]

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Hartmut Böhm interview with Matthew Deleget

Hartmut Bohm interview with Matthew Deleget, MINUS SPACE

Hartmut Böhm, Quadratrelief 32, 1968 Plexiglas, 127 x 127 x 5.5 cm Peter C. Ruppert Collection Museum im Kultur-speicher, Würzburg, Germany The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in February 2004 in conjunction with Hartmut Böhm’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview – your first published in English – with a brief discussion of the art climate in Germany directly following World War II. You were born in Kassel, […]

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