Abstraction is considered as one of the significant formal articulations of modern art, and it is most closely associated with painting.
The relentless analysis of the medium, breaking it down to its zero point, by the avantgarde of the 1910s was followed by a recurrent burgeoning of nonrepresentational painting, particularly in Abstract Expressionism, Informalism, and Minimal Art.
Aftermodern abstraction of the 1960s was informed by skepticism of painting and the very idea of creative authorship; this was counterpointed with sensuality and intuition in the postmodern phase from the 1980s.
Featuring some sixty different art positions, this catalogue places the focus on the present-day international situation of the nonrepresentational easel painting, covering the full range of a still significant painterly practice.
Featuring over 50 artists including: John M. Armleder, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley, Mary Heilmann, Callum Innes, Per Kirkeby, Imi Knoebel, Jason Martin, Sarah Morris, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer, Charline von Heyl, and Heimo Zobernig, among many others.
Accompanies the exhibition, Abstract Painting Now! 2 July – 5 Nov 2017, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria.
English and German text.