Marek Wieczorek, currently at NIAS and Associate Professor of Modern Art History at the University of Washington will elaborate on his project "Visionary Spaces, 1920-1930: Cross-Disciplinary Abstract Environments and Early Models of Transnationalism".
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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