John elderfield is chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the museum of modern art. The online edition of artforum international magazine. The plane. Grids feature in quite a number of exhibitions of abstract art currently on show. This is John Elderfield, ‘Grids’, Artforum, May More on. The grid in modern painting and algorithmic art. John Elderfield: “Grids,” Artforum 10 (May ), pp. Rosalind Krauss: “Grids,” October 9 (Summer .

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The sense of a satisfying end to a process of careful adjustment. The subject of the artists studio in works of art is a very large one with a long history. You can be careful and ascetic about it the cool grid approach or you can be sloppy about it the casualist grid approach.

Meisterwerke aus dem museum of modern art, new york exhibition catalogue. No one strategy is inherently superior to the other. Since the grid is an abstract concept, a Platonic form almost, it precedes all of its applications.

Broida conducted by ann temkin, curator of painting and sculpture. A grid of colors, such as G.

Mondriaan about Vantongerloo “Hij zet nu met zijn Belgisch intellect een hulpstelsel op touw dat volgens mij op de natuur gebaseerd is. The oldest known dwelling structure is the socalled kota, a goahti, hut or tent with a covering in fabric, peat, moss, or timber. Placing emphasis on the body eldergield seems a limitation. Myers and alex edlerfield and excerpts from an interview of the artist by phong bui. They are talking about Being or Mind or Spirit. As preeminent schwitters scholar john elderfield points out, schwitters.


In what is still the most famous discussion of the use of grids in modern art Rosalind Krauss denied the importance of a correspondence between the grid in modern painting and its use in pre-modernist art.

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I can see some pleasure in that, but a very limited pleasure, to narrow possibilities down in such a manner. Joosten and john elderfield of the museum of modern art. Hudson will release a new monograph on the artist with essays by john elderfield, terry r. It’s rigid but flexible, a measure of scale but scaleless, it’s flat with imitations of depth, democratic about space but really absolutist, stamped with rigidity but alert with permutational virtuosity.

Do you think that artists are scared to give up the idea that a little bit of individual genius a hideous notion — no, we are all the same will be lost or undiscovered if they recognise the rational or adhere to some sort of principles?

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De beginjaren van De Stijl Really the grid is a limitation on structure in a much more general sense. But the end is always present before the picture is even started; the artist knows what feeling they are working toward, because that knowledge is what enables their decisions along the way. I know many people will testify to the intense pleasure they can get from Mondrian, elderfiedl Judd. Apologies to those who love grids, but I find them really boring. Pdf heat flow measurements in the eastern pacific now total overa sufficient number to permit the analysis of their distribution within a wide range of age zones.

Krauss doesnt expressly distinguish implicit and explicit grids, but she makes another interesting distinction. So no matter how original you may think your work is, it is just a locatable place on the grid, the same grid that everyone else is on, so the place of your work is an already existing place. The office of gas and electricity markets 9 millbank london sw1p 3ge tel Laurie tylec email protected questions from members of the media may be directed to the department of communications at or email protected.


Grids feature in quite a number of exhibitions of abstract art currently on show.

Some thoughts on Grids

I use it and it uses me…. UntitledLinda Karshan, pencil on paper, collection of the Courtauld Gallery, Courtesy the artist.

Combine that with vibrating colors and OMG you have….

The plane is thus treated as an infinitely dense grid of locations. Is it used by many artists simply as a way of ordering a surface with the minimum of fuss? Grids are therefore with us and are a part of everything we do including painting and always have been. Your comments toward the end of this brief article are, in my view, exactly right, though perhaps too cautious. Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems publishes original research papers on earth and planetary processes with a focus on understanding the earth as a system.

The grid therefore inherits the feel of “objectivity” of the mathematical research tradition. Arriving at this new way of Seeing outside of my own subjectivity demands my presence and beckons the necessity of being Awake.

I jest, of course! Dear Sam and Robert Thanks for starting this…. You can leave out a line or two!