Index of Titles Filed Under 'Abstraction'

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A Euro Is A Euro Is A Euro: Fieldwork In European Realism appears in issue 2 of Fictional Journal (online only), and is reproduced in the PROPAGANDA pdf document. As a singular embodiment of matter and representation, the Euro-skulptur is as abstract as money, as tangible as cash. An essay and animations analyse the sculpture as a material symbol of the European Union. Euro cash is European Realism, it is a representation of things as they actually are, it is the sincere, un-idealised rendition of con- temporary life in the EU. we normally look at architecture, or more broadly at the built environment, ...
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PublisherFundación Cisneros2013
Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez distills over three decades of wide-ranging conversations between preeminent Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and then FC/CPPC Chief Curator Ariel Jiménez. A pioneer in color theory and perception, Cruz-Diez and such artists as Alejandro Otero and Jesús Rafael Soto launched the abstract movements that placed Venezuelan art among the international avant-garde during the 1950s. Born in Venezuela in 1923, Cruz-Diez traveled in Western Europe throughout the 1950s, absorbing Bauhaus color theory and trends in geometric abstraction. He returned to Venezuela in 1957 to help initiate a massive wave of experimentation in Abstract, Concrete, ...
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Publisheronestar press2009
Deal or No Deal is an exhibition sourcebook detailing a field of transactions and negotiations, employing elements of geometric formalism to delineate various positions of inclusion and exclusion, participation and observation, and the particular and universal. The circle, line, and square in its proliferation are brought into relation with the built environment. Intersecting circles, shaded areas, and parallel stripes form abstract Venn diagrams illustrating uncontainable combinations of relationships and differences (insiders and outsiders).
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PublisherFundación Cisneros2013
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, the fourth title in the Conversaciones/Conversations series, records the dialogues between the renowned Venezuelan kinetic artist Jesús Soto (1923–2005), and art historian Ariel Jiménez. Based on Conversaciones con Jesús Soto, originally published by the Fundación Cisneros in 2001 and 2005, this book has been expanded and revised with the inclusion of illustrations of key artworks by the artist. The product of nine years of interviews, these conversations offer an insight into the fascinating career of Jesús Soto. Jesús Soto was born in Venezuela in 1923 and is well-known for his participation in ...
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The first episode of Seeing is Forgetting! I speak with John about his studio practice, his family influencing the work he makes, and how success can complicate friendships.
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PublisherFundación Cisneros2013
This second publication in the Conversaciones/Conversations series contains a collection of interviews between the Argentine artist, industrial designer and theorist Tomás Maldonado and writer María Amalia García with an essay by Alejandro Crispiani. Maldonado discusses his early work with the avant-garde art movements in Argentina during the 1940s and 50s and his search for a rationalist approach that would later lead him to the world of architecture, design and aesthetic theory. Tomás Maldonado, born in Buenos Aires in 1922, achieved international recognition for his work at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany, one of the most important European schools of ...
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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In an extended mix of their conversation with Electronic Beats magazine, electronic music producer and DJ Lee Gamble talks sound, thought, abstraction, and jungle with Urbanomic director Robin Mackay

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