Are there other ways of looking at pioneering forms of abstract art than through the individual artistic disciplines, traditionally analyzed as separate and autonomous? Is abstraction mainly a withdrawal from figuration, reductive, self-referential, apolitical? Or can the social and political impetus behind avant-garde abstraction suggest new models for reaching across both national and disciplinary boundaries, abstraction modeling interdisciplinarity and transnationalism?
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