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On Qualifying Abstraction

On Qualifying Abstraction

Megan A. Sullivan— Abstract art has never been one. From its very inception in the early twentieth century, qualifiers have been employed by both artists and scholars so as to… READ MORE

Rewriting and Rereading Art History

Rewriting and Rereading Art History

Lisa Slominski– Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists re-examines twentieth-century art history, with an exploratory reconsideration of many creatives previously defined in relation to Modern Primitives, l’Art Brut, Outsider… READ MORE

The House of Fragile Things

The House of Fragile Things

James McAuley— In late December 1962, the old woman, then 86, welcomed Philippe Jullian into her apartment in the avenue Gabriel, not far from the Champs-Élysées. Lady Alice Townshend, as… READ MORE

No Fixed Points

No Fixed Points

Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick— The twentieth century was an era of revolutionary changes occurring with explosive rapidity. In the political arena, we saw two world wars, “ten days that… READ MORE

Why Collecting is Viral

Why Collecting is Viral

Natalya Semenova– Why do people even begin collecting? This has been bothering me for a long time. After all, I collect the stories of my protagonists in the same way… READ MORE

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