Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 is on view through April 15, 2013 at The Museum of Modern Art. Find out more at

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Mar 29, 2013
@ 2:30 pm
Played 139 times.
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Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, discusses Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Vive la France currently on view in Inventing Abstraction.


Mar 25, 2013
@ 11:55 am
Played 89 times.
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Contemporary artist Josiah McElheny speaks about three works in Inventing Abstraction. 

image Vladimir Tatlin, Model for Monument to the Third International, 1920 

image Kazimir Malevich, Gota Architecton, 1923

image Katarzyna Kobro, Spatial Composition I, 1925

Josiah’s Project at The Museum of Modern Art in 2007


Mar 8, 2013
@ 1:49 pm
Played 2,073 times.
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Artist Amy Sillman discusses Aleksei Kruchenykh’s illustrated book Vselenskaia voina. Ъ (Universal war. Ъ), published in 1916, currently on view in Inventing Abstraction.

See our earlier post about this work


Mar 1, 2013
@ 2:14 pm
Played 249 times.
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Artist Sarah Sze discusses Vladimir Tatlin’s model for Pamiatnik III Internatsionala (Monument to the Third International), currently on view
in Inventing Abstraction.


Feb 22, 2013
@ 1:44 pm
Played 241 times.
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Artist R. H. Quaytman discusses the sculptural work Kompozycja przestrzenna 1 (Spatial Composition 1) by Katarzyna Kobro, on view in Inventing Abstraction.

"The solid is just a pretty tale from the past" - Katarzyna Kobro


Feb 15, 2013
@ 3:31 pm
Played 120 times.
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During the exhibition we’re inviting artists, curators, and guests to select a work to record an audio response about. Artist Senga Nengudi spoke about Vasily Kandinsky’s work, specifically his Impression III [Concert].

Lean more about Kandinsky in Inventing Abstraction


Feb 8, 2013
@ 4:13 pm
Played 489 times.
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Throughout the run of the show we’ll be asking artists, curators, and other special guests to pick an artwork and briefly speak about what they find compelling about it. Recently Gabriel Orozco shared his thoughts about Augusto Giacometti’s Chromatische Phantasie (Chromatic fantasy) from 1914, a vibrant canvas with thick layers of bright paint applied with a palette knife.


Jan 31, 2013
@ 2:00 pm
Played 479 times.
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During the exhibition we are inviting artists, curators, and other guests to walk into the galleries and pick a specific work on display to discuss. In this post, Wolfgang Laib talks about his lifelong connection to Kazimir Malevich, and in particular Suprematist Composition: White on White.