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3 x Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing3 x Abstraction is a major exhibition of rarely-seen work by three artists who pioneered the development of modern abstraction: Hilma af Klint (Sweden, 1862-1944), Emma Kunz (Switzerland, 1892-1963), and Agnes Martin (Canada/US, 1912-2004). Klint, Kunz and Martin represent three generations of women artists who pursued non-traditional paths in visualising thought through geometric abstraction. Using line, geometry and the grid, they developed artistic means for expressing, diagramming, and understanding philosophical, scientific and transcendental ideas. 3 x Abstraction introduces the artistic contributions of Klint and Kunz and re-visits the work of Martin from a new perspective. The drawings are presented within the context of recent research on the writings and work methods of the three artists. The works shown also bring into focus the role of modern and contemporary art in representing complex ideas.
The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Sweden.
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