To quote Roberta Smith: Happy Birthday, Abstract Art!
What: A Birthday Party (& Discussion) for Abstract Art
Where: Storefront Gallery (16 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn)
When: Sunday, August 22, 4-6 pm
Why: Because it’s the centennial of abstract art
Whether you’re an artist, critic, art blogger, collector, art historian, art fan or gallery owner, the term “abstract” is loaded with many associations and we plan to unpack some of its meanings at a special discussion/birthday party for abstract art on Sunday, August 22, 4-6 pm at Storefront Gallery (16 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn).
One of the preeminent aesthetic accomplishments of the modern era, abstract art may be ubiquitous nowadays but that wasn’t always the case. Join us for a frank discussion about how far we’ve come since Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Franciska Kupka’s early abstract art experiments and whether the term is even useful anymore. We want to hear your thoughts and we’d love for you to join us for some birthday cake, coffee, and stimulating (if abstract) discussion about the state of abstract art and abstraction in 2010.
This party/discussion will take place on the final day of the “On Display
” exhibition at Storefront Gallery, featuring the work of Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan. Curated by Hrag Vartanian,
Image above: Wassily Kandinsky, “Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor)” (1910), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
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