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Soon: Contemporary British Abstraction at The Container Gallery

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Coming soon to The SE9 Container Gallery

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I am thrilled to be included in this exhibition. Click here to read my text for it, entitled Why Abstraction Now? Thank you Matthew Macaulay for proposing the title question.

Written by Andy Parkinson

February 9, 2015 at 7:30 am

#4. Charley Peters writes on ‘Adventures of the Black Square’

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Great review by Charley Peters ending with with some great questions…

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Kazimir Malevich, 'Black Quadrilateral', c. 1915. Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art - Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki Kazimir Malevich, ‘Black Quadrilateral’, c.1915. Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art – Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki

Adventures of the Black Square, Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, at the Whitechapel Gallery, London

It was only a few months ago that Malevich’s monochromes were last in London, venerating his radical contribution to the end of pictorial painting and some proclaimed, to the end of art itself. Tate Modern’s Malevich, Revolutionary of Russian Art (16 July – 26 October 2014) was very much a historical survey; looking back at the long shadow Malevich’s Black Square – a headstone for representational painting – cast over the history of modern art. Adventures of the Black Square, Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015 at Whitechapel Gallery until 6 April clearly and alternatively positions the work’s reductive form (in this exhibition it is Malevich’s diminutive undated Black Quadrilateral that is featured) as the beginning of a new art…

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Written by Andy Parkinson

February 3, 2015 at 7:07 am

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