Abstract Critical

Rosalind Krauss on Grids

“I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that behind every twentieth- century grid there lies-like a trauma that must be repressed-a symbolist window parading in the guise of a treatise on optics”.

In this famous essay Krauss explores the ‘myth’ of the modernist grid. For Krauss this myth is one in which an ostensible materialism serves to mask a ‘shameful’ spiritualism or religiosity.