In this unforgettable episode, writer Eliza Apperly joins in conversation with Pepe Karmel, art history professor and author of Abstract Art: A Global History, and Kyla McDonald, curator and art historian. Together they embark on a myth-exploding mission through the history of abstraction.
Abstract art, Pepe argues, did not unfold as a neat sequence of ‘isms’, as art history textbooks might have us suppose. The truth, he explains, is bolder, messier, and has much more to do with the real-life experiences of artists. This truer history also includes the work of artists who, because of gender and racial bias, have been traditionally overlooked, undervalued and othered. Abstract Art: A Global History shines a light on some of the extraordinary women artists and artists of colour who are finally getting their due.
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This episode was produced and presented by Eliza Apperly and edited by Benjamin Nash.
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