Riet Wijnen’s Conversation Six: Double-Lines is a fictional dialogue centered around British Constructivist Marlow Moss (1889—1958) and Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting Grace Crowley (1890—1979), featuring a third character, Pauline Oliveros (1932—2016), the American experimental composer, pioneer of electronic music, and humanitarian. Focusing on the lives of key female figures, Conversation Six: Double-Lines antagonizes how abstraction as an art movement, starting in the 1920s, is canonized in western art history. This work is part of Wijnen’s larger Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction, a cycle of text-based and sculptural works initiated in 2015. Conversation Six: Double-Lines will be read by Riet Wijnen and Rindon Johnson, both included in Searching the Sky for Rain.
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