Between 1932 and 1936, five editions of the cahier Abstraction Création: Art non-figuratif were published in Paris by the eponymous association, uniting all movements who worked abstractly. The magazine not only formalised a new tendency for language in visual art, but also became a form of explicit self-promotion and opposition against the growing force of figurative Surrealism, led by André Breton. Two minimal yet clear criteria needed to be fulfilled to become a member of the association: you had to be an artist and you had to work non-figuratively. This resulted in a list of long-forgotten artist members mingling with names such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Calder, Delaunay, Van Doesburg and Brancusi. This is the first time all cashiers are translated into English.
TITLE: Abstraction Création: Art non-figuratif
EDITED BY: Riet Wijnen
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
DIMENSIONS: 24 x 30 cm