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Les cahiers du musée national d'art moderne n°159

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In connection with the exhibition "Elles font l'abstraction", presented from May to August 2021, the Centre Pompidou and the AWARE association (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) and the LEGS (Laboratoire d'études de genre et de sexualité - Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis / Paris Nanterre), have organised an international colloquium on 19, 20 and 21 May 2021, with Adrienne Edwards, Briony Fer, Harmony Hammond and Griselda Pollock as special guests.

This issue of the Cahiers du MNAM, which is larger than the usual issues, presents 13 outstanding contributions by leading figures in the art world on the theme of women and abstraction.


- Griselda Pollock: The aesthetics of abstraction and the question of difference

- Izumi Nakajima : Anti-action: Atsuko Tanaka and the Aesthetics of Mass Culture in Postwar Japan

- Maja Wismer and Felix Vogel: Charmion von Wiegand and Abstract Painting

- Max Boersma : The unclothed boss : Hannah Höch, cubism and collage-drawings

- Elena Di Raddo : Carla Badiali, Cordelia Cattaneo, Carla Prina : the contribution of Como's women artists to Italian abstraction between the two wars

- Briony Fer : Abstraction, chronicity and the question of time

- Mariola V. Alvarez : Diasporic Abstraction: Tomie Ohtake and Brazilian Art

- Adrienne Edwards : Ornamental thickness in four variations

- Orianna Cacchione : Two Women in Hangzhou : Another History of Abstract Art in China

- Cecilia Fajardo-Hill: Her Own Abstractions: Expanded Modernisms

- Daniel Belasco: Images of Theory: Ti Grace Atkinson, Abstraction and Radical Feminism in the United States, 1968-1974

- Rachel Middleman: Jay DeFeo and Sonia Gechtoff in 1950s San Francisco

- Harmony Hammond and Elvan Zabunyan: Conversation

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