Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925


Must we then renounce the object altogether, throw it to the winds and instead lay bare the purely abstract?

-Vasily Kandinsky, 1911

The above quote lies at the entrance to Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 and centers the show in its topic of abstraction. In celebration of the centennial of the bold new art form, Museum of Modern Art examines the relationships among artists, composers, dancers and poets that created the new modern language for the arts. A wide range of artistic works such as sound poems, films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and books are represented in the show and indicate some of the most influential works in abstraction’s early history to indicate the intricate fabric of the years in which art was invented. The art world would not be the same today with out the “radical idea” of abstract art!

Link to the exhibition website that includes a wonderful diagram linking the relationships:

Live on the edge, with the arts of course!

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