Comments for Abstract Critical http://abstractcritical.com 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 Comment on Greenberg and Modernism by virginia bryant http://abstractcritical.com/article/greenberg-and-modernism/#comment-1155551 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7410#comment-1155551 “On the other, the desire to place oneself in a state of constant turbulence of spirit, where study and calculation are anathema, where impulse rules, even arbitrary impulse, if only it ends in calm – this is the religion of every modern painter who still retains an identification with the romantic lineage.” As a painter that retains some of this, I disagree. Study and calculation (better said as contemplation) are a basic element of processes across many definitions, including romanticism. Those boundaries cannot be crossed with any power, without a firm rootedness in certain sorts of study and calculation, which may be said to be a refining, a part of any growth process.
Good stuff. Enjoyable read.

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1105246 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1105246 Our new site launches today. http://abcrit.wordpress.com/
First up:
#1. John Bunker writes on Richard Tuttle

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Comment on abstract critical: Editor’s Pick by Jock Ireland http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-editors-pick/#comment-1085682 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:57:40 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8636#comment-1085682 Was going to say, sculpture feels kind of “over” in NYC: almost no students/young people interested in it. . .

Then, since this thread is about Abcrit picks, mine might be the Alan Gouk essay, “Proper to Sculpture.” It wasn’t published at Abstract Critical, but that’s where I first heard about it. I’ve been able to get back issues of Artscribe via the internet. I’ve passed Xeroxes of the essay on to a couple of smart–even “figurative”–people: they were just as excited about it as I was. Point is: while I don’t really mind and even take some interest in Robert Gober, Chris Ofili/the sculptors and painters of “the moment”–Abcrit offered and might continue to offer more.

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Comment on abstract critical: Editor’s Pick by Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-editors-pick/#comment-1079929 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:04:08 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8636#comment-1079929 Just noticed that sculpture – as usual – hardly gets a sniff here in anyone’s choices; not even mine. Nor (of course) does it feature in Painter’s Table’s tribute: http://painters-table.com/blog/abstract-critical-round-up#.VFNeDGe6ixl

Oh well… better make sure we get on to it in the new forthcoming Abcrit site…

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Tania http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1062390 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:15:51 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1062390 Good to hear that Robin! Best, Tania

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Scott http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1055445 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:52:54 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1055445 It’s very sad to hear that abstract critical is coming to an end. It will be missed.

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Suereston http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1054549 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:40:56 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1054549 I’ll miss AbCrit very much-it’s been engrossing and helped me to keep in touch with the debate…glad there’ll be a follow-on if not a resurrection!
And thank you all for your work on the site

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Peter Stott http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1043929 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:37:47 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1043929 Oh no. Not that. NOT THAT. ‘The object is the work of art’. Please no.

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by John Pollard http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1043747 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:59:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1043747 The object is the work of art, retaining a disconnection from everywhere and everyone due to inhabiting its own physical space, although it needs a subject to recognise its objectivity. While dualities such as object-subject are philosophically flawed they retain an everyday meaning and wisdom; the tension maybe in the in-betweeness of subject and object that is forever oscillating.

If we keep in mind the objectified nature of the work of art we may get closer to its truth, although lets drop the word ‘truth’ and go for furthering a more meaningful and useful engagement. This itself, needs to be kept open to revision lest we fool ourselves to closing down meaning through a misjudgement of temporality.

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Comment on abstract critical: coming to an end by Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/note/abstract-critical-coming-to-an-end/#comment-1043658 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:42:38 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=note&p=8634#comment-1043658 A follow-on site to abstractcritical will be announced very shortly!

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