Beschrijving Abstraction création art non figuratif 1932-1936
Reprint van het tijdschrift van de gelijknamige internationale kunstenaarsbeweging. Leden van de beweging waren afkomstig van de groep Cercle et Carré en Art Concret. Met werk van o.a. Georges Vantongerloo, Piet Mondriaan, Wassily Kandinsky, Hans Arp, Sonia en Robert Delaunay, César Domela, Theo van Doesburg. - Abstraction-création was an avant-garde cahier published in Paris annually from 1932-1936. The editors were Jean Hélion (Issue 1), Auguste Herbin (2), Georges Vantongerloo (3-4), and Étienne Béothy (5). The cahier was published by the eponymous association, uniting art movements that worked in and advocated abstraction. 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. Two minimal yet clearly articulated criteria needed to be fulfilled in order to become a member of the association: one had to be an artist and one had to work non-figuratively. This resulted in a list of members that included long-forgotten artists as well as names such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Calder, Delaunay, Van Doesburg, and Brancusi. One year after the establishment of the association, the first issue of the cahier Abstraction-création was published. Most of the members submitted documentation of work along with self-written texts. Those writings were reflections on their own work, detailed explanations of the documentation, viewing instructions, epistles about the meaning of abstract art, essays on the relation between abstract art and evolution, etc.