Abstraction

Robert Delaunay

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Robert Delaunay, ‘Political Drama’ (1938)


Cian-Yu Bai

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‘Melting’ (2013) by Cian-Yu Bai.


Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman O'Keeffe Antechamber, 2013

Jon Rafman, ‘O’Keeffe Antechamber’ (2013)


Eyal Weizman

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A change in military thinking is taking place these very days, in which the military understands that future wars will take place in cities. If in the past symmetrical warfare was conducted by state militaries in the open fields, today militaries are fighting enclaves of resistance that withdraw ever deeper into the density of the urban fabric. ‘Walking through walls’ is the military tactic of tearing down holes in the façades of people’s homes (and the walls between rooms) in order to expand the battle field from the public to the private space.

Transcript of lecture by Eyal Weizman here, essay here.


Pablo Rasgado

Pablo Rasgado, Unfolded Architecture (Double Negative), 2011

Pablo Rasgado, ‘Unfolded Architecture (Double Negative)’ (2011)


Gregory Polony

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Gregory Polony, ‘Neue Perspektiven’ (2013)


Ger van Elk

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‘La Pièce’ (1971), by Ger van Elk.

In 1971, Van Elk lacquered a small block of wood (7 x 9,5 cm) white, while on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, just West of Iceland, in the purest air in the world. It was exhibited in the group show ‘Sonsbeeck buiten de perken’. Van Elk considered it a “European answer” to the megalomaniac artworks that American artists like Richard Serra and Robert Smithson were showing there.


Walter Swennen

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by Walter Swennen.


Matteo Rubbi

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Matteo Rubbi, ‘River (Eridanus)’ (2013)

Eridu was an ancient city in south Mesopotamia along the Euphrates, one of the first cities ever. Eridanus was a small river close to Athens, and it was the old name of the Po. It was said that Eridanus was the Nile or Ganges. Eridanus is a constellation about a mythical river, a sort of old paradigm for all the rivers.


Letha Wilson

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Letha Wilson, ‘Headlands Beach Concrete Fold’ (2014)