Practices of Abstract Art

October 30, 2020
Practices of Abstract Art

Recent decades have seen a renewed interest in the phenomenon ofabstract art, particularly regarding its ability to speak to thepolitical, social, and cultural conditions of our times. Thiscollection of essays, which looks at historical examples ofartistic practice from the early pioneers of abstraction to latemodernism, investigates the ambivalent role that abstraction hasplayed in the visual arts and cultures of the last hundred years.In addition, it explores various theoretical and criticalnarratives that seek to articulate new perspectives on its legacyin the visual arts. From metaphysical considerations andphilosophical reflections to debates on interculturality and globalperspectives, the contributors examine and reconsider abstractionin the visual arts from a contemporary point of view thatacknowledges the many social, economic, cultural, and politicalaspects of artistic practice. As such, the volume progressivelyexpands the boundaries of thinking about abstract art by engagingit in its increasingly diverse cultural environment.