“Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925”
MoMA, 11 West 53rd St., NYC
Abstraction was not the inspiration of a solitary genius but the product of network thinking—of ideas moving through a nexus of artists and intellectuals working in different media and in far-flung places. Its pioneers were more closely linked than is generally understood. This diagram maps the relationships among the artists represented in Inventing Abstraction, all of whom played a significant role in the development of a new modern language for the arts. Vectors connect individuals whose acquaintance with one another during these years could be documented; the names in red are those with the most connections within this group.
- thru April 15