Posts tagged ‘1910–1925’
April 22, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925: Contemporary Artists Discuss Selected Works

Throughout the run of Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 (December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013) we invited contemporary artists to pick a work and say briefly what they find most compelling about it.

March 18, 2013  |  Events & Programs, Videos
PopRally Presents ABSTRACT CURRENTS: An Interactive Video Event


As members of the PopRally committee, the organizing group behind a program of events, concerts, screenings, and more at MoMA and MoMA PS1, we’re always thinking up ways to hold an exciting party that’s something much more than your average DJ night.

March 4, 2013  |  Learning and Engagement
Innovation and Collaboration in Inventing Abstraction and Beyond

Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, on view at MoMA through April 15, chronicles the early years of abstraction in Europe and the United States. At the core of the exhibition is the idea that abstraction was not the result of individual genius, but rather arose from and spread through an international network of artists hanging out, collaborating, and sharing ideas during the years before and after World War I.

January 24, 2013  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Avant-Abstraction: Kupka and Mondrian Represent
Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). Chrysanthemum. 1906. Charcoal on paper, 14 1/4 x 9 5/8" (36.2 x 24.5 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos

Piet Mondrian. Chrysanthemum. 1906. Charcoal on paper, 14 1/4 x 9 5/8″ (36.2 x 24.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Bartos

Among the groundbreaking artists included in the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, currently on view in MoMA’s sixth-floor galleries, are František Kupka (Czech, 1871–1957) and Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). Like the other luminaries represented in the show, beginning in the second decade of the 20th century, Kupka and Mondrian jettisoned figuration and pioneered an art of pure form.