Abakanowicz, Magdalena, 372
About, Nicholas, 62
Abramson, Charles, 12, 30n30, 310
“Abstract and Surrealist American Art” exhi-
bition, 476
abstract expressionism, 375, 401–2, 419, 473 f,
474–80; color- field tendencies in, 474;
gesture tendencies in, 474; myth and sym-
bology in, 474, 477, 479
abstraction, 21–22, 268–70, 398; in Afri-
can art, 37–40, 69f, 70–77, 378–79; in the
Black Arts Movement, 364–91, 407–10,
442–49, 466; creative antecedents of, 366;
Edwards’s definition of, 382; experimen-
tal materials of, 369–70; heterogeneity of
practices in, 391; linguistic component of,
88–93; of Lorna Simpson, 81–117; main-
stream contexts of, 364–65; maximalism
in, 390–91; opticality in, 366–68; painting
surfaces in, 374–77; photographic experi-
ments in, 378; pluralist trends in, 389–90;
privileging of ideas (conceptualism) in,
442–43; protest and social activism in,
379–89, 394n52; technological experiments
in, 377–78; tools and methods used in,
373–74; of Tracey Rose, 69f, 70–77; uses of
space and shape in, 370–73; at the Whitney
Museum, 398–421
“Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America”
exhibition, 475, 486
“Abstract Painting in America” exhibition,
400
Acconci, Vito, 334
Accused/Blowtorch/Padlock (Williams), 207f,
212
Acts of Art Gallery, 417, 425n63
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building,
310
Adkins, Terry, 12, 30n30
African art, 474; colonial- based primitivism
in, 70, 72, 402; conceptual forms of, 37–40,
69f, 70–77; “township” art in, 76
African Arts journal, 70
African Buddha 1986 (Pindell), 229
African diaspora, 15, 19, 466; conceptual art
of, 37–40; cultural links of, 356–58, 418–
20; designation of “black” in, 31n38; focus
on oppression of, 39–40; heterogeneity in,
391, 410; hidden transcripts in culture of,
420; hybridized culture of, 280–81, 293;
maps representing, 375–76; oral tradition
in, 9, 91–92, 319; songs of signification
in, 38
African Free School, 267
“African Influence in the Art of the United
States” (Thompson), 418–19
“African Negro Sculpture” exhibition, 402
AfriCobra collective, Chicago, 428–29, 452n5
Africus Institute for Contemporary Art, 49
Afrikaans, 66n9
“Afro- American Abstraction” exhibition, 149,
389–90, 396n91
Afro- American Association, 429, 452n7
Afro- Futurism, 378–79
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