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3 – The process of dematerialization of art

Joseph Kosuth, Neon, Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue exhibition from 17 February to 20 May 2012 at la maison rouge, Paris, France   The analysis undertaken in my previous intervention, and that I am continuing here, pays more attention to the material aspect of the pictorial execution, an aspect that constitutes the fulcrum of the identity of painting and its expression, we would otherwise embark on a path of abstraction where the pictorial testimonies are not expressed and […]

2 – The process of abstraction in the contemporary age

Piero della Francesca, Nativity, 1460-1475 (detail)   In 1925 Franz Roh (1890-1965) theorized Magic Realism (Nach-Expressionismus – magischer Realismus: Probleme der neuesten europäisches Malerei, Leipzig, Klinkhardt & Biermann), stating that painting had the task of opposing the vague and demonic flow of existence. The pictorial representation therefore had to crystallize the volumes, making them solid, immutable and timeless. The works belonging to Magic Realism, and to the previous pictorial experiences that generated it (Metaphysics in particular), owe that sense of […]

1 – Modern, postmodern, altermodern, the imaginary in the contemporary era

Photo: Emiliano Russo   We have entered the altermodern era, which succeeded postmodernism and in turn succeeded modernism, what suggested it was the retrospective held in 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled Postmodern – Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990, curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt, declaring the conclusion of postmodernism itself according to the French critic Nicolas Bourriaud (1965). Now two questions must certainly be asked: the first concerns the date of this conclusion, i.e. the […]

2 – Il processo di astrazione nell’età contemporanea

Piero della Francesca, Natività, 1460-1475 (particolare)   Nel 1925 Franz Roh (1890-1965) teorizza il Realismo Magico (Nach-Expressionismus – magischer Realismus: Probleme der neuesten europäisches Malerei, Leipzig, Klinkhardt & Biermann), affermando che la pittura ha il compito di contrapporsi al vago e demoniaco fluire esistenziale. La rappresentazione pittorica doveva dunque cristallizzare i volumi, renderli solidi, immutabili e atemporali. Le opere appartenenti al Realismo Magico, e alle esperienze pittoriche precedenti che lo generarono (Metafisica in particolare), debbono quel senso di inquietudine alla […]

1 – Moderno, postmoderno, altermoderno, l’immaginario nell’epoca contemporanea

Foto Emiliano Russo   Siamo dunque entrati nell’epoca altermoderna, successa al postmoderno e a sua volta successo al modernismo, ciò che sembra averlo suggerito è la retrospettiva tenutasi nel 2011 al Victoria and Albert Museum dal titolo Postmoderno – Stile e sovversione 1970 – 1990, curata da Glenn Adamson e Jane Pavitt, dichiarando la conclusione del postmodernismo stesso secondo il critico francese Nicolas Bourriaud (1965). Ora vanno certamente poste due domande: la prima riguarda la data di tale conclusione, va […]