Thursday, March 5

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World


Laura Owens, “Untitled” (2013)
"Forever Now presents the work of 17 artists whose paintings reflect a singular approach that characterizes our cultural moment at the beginning of this new millennium: they refuse to allow us to define or even meter our time by them. This phenomenon in culture was first identified by the science fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term 'a-temporality' to describe a cultural product of our moment that paradoxically doesn’t represent, through style, through content, or through medium, the time from which it comes. A-temporality, or timelessness, manifests itself in painting as an ahistorical free-for-all, where contemporaneity as an indicator of new form is nowhere to be found, and all eras coexist. ..."
MoMA
MoMA: INSIDE/OUT
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New Yorker: Take Your Time by Peter Schjeldahl
NY Times: The Paintbrush in the Digital Era
YouTube: The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World at MoMA

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