Comments on: The Social Bases of Abstract Art, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-social-bases-of-abstract-art-updown-gallery-ramsgate/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ray Thomson http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-social-bases-of-abstract-art-updown-gallery-ramsgate/#comment-944840 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:18:05 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8624#comment-944840 The Social Bases of Abstract Art: The Case of “Exhibiting Space”

Amongst its many achievements, “Exhibiting Space” (1983 ¬– 1990 –) ‘dedicated to raising the public profile of Systematic and Constructive Art Practices’, will have been the most philosophically informed and best organised challenge to the Popeish, pre-scientific version of ‘Marxism’ relentlessly promoted, within SCAP, by the likes of Jeffrey Steele.

That is why “ES” had to be destroyed.

Pre-scientific Methodology

Sustained campaign of professional and personal denigration aimed at bringing about the disintegration of the social bases of “Exhibiting Space” (its social relations of production).

Cover the historical traces – enlist the ignorance or carelessness of others.

Imperative

Maintenance of the Authorised Version.

Scientific? Rational? Progressive? Revolutionary? Emancipatory?

Don’t think so.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-social-bases-of-abstract-art-updown-gallery-ramsgate/#comment-930763 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:36:54 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8624#comment-930763 Installation shots:
http://thesocialbasesofabstractart.tumblr.com/Installation

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By: Rees Bushell http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-social-bases-of-abstract-art-updown-gallery-ramsgate/#comment-930179 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:00:29 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8624#comment-930179 Brilliant exhibition, wonderfully curated in a great gallery. A must see.

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