Further on

Motherwell is hardly a name to conjure with today, but the literary problematics of his work are still, in my view, very interesting. Also important is the modernist ideal of a completely stand-alone, non-illustrative abstract art. The latter was pretty definitively rejected in the seventies, and is now hard to find. I believe that these two decidedly old-fashioned concerns—the literary work, negated by the modernism of the sixties, and autonomous abstraction, negated by postmodernism—if articulated together, can make a pretty fresh position, and one unfamiliar to today’s normative global conceptualism. This is one of the directions of this blog.

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