We are sorry to announce that this will be the last post on www.abstractcritical.com for the foreseeable future. The site was launched in January 2011 and it has been an exciting few years, seeing the site grow, and welcoming new contributors, both above and below the line. We think we have staked out something of a position in the relation to the past and future of abstract painting and sculpture, though we hope we have been open enough to avoid dogmatism. As you know abstract painting has been undergoing a revival of sorts in the last few years – we may not have changed the terms of the discourse around this revival but we certainly think we have contributed to it. Our thanks go to everyone who has read or contributed to the site, who have helped make it what it has become.
Though the site will stop being active in about a fortnight, the abstract critical archive will still be accessible, and @AbstractCrit will continue to tweet news, reviews and opinion. The Brancaster Chronicle studio discussions, which abstract critical have been hosting, have set up a separate site. Editor Sam Cornish has compiled a top-twenty from the four-hundred ‘Notes’ and ‘Articles’ in the abstract critical archive, which you can read here.