Abstraction. Sick

Author(s)

Tofts, Darren

Available versions

Abstract

What would be the ultimate compliment for an exhibition devoted to abstraction in the digital age? A ripped remix of key phrases by Ihab Hassan or George Steiner on the aesthetics of silence, a surround sampling of Susan Sontag’s styles of radical will? No. In the early 21st century, abstraction is sick. Let me tell you why. [Introduction]

Publication year

2005

Publication type

Essay

Source

RealTime, no. 70, p. 24

ISSN

1321-4799

Publisher

Open City

Copyright

Copyright © 2005 Darren Tofts. The published version is reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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