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Exhibition Explores the Recurring Tension Between Figuration and Abstraction

EAST SUSSEX.- This spectacular exhibition comprises drawings, prints and experimental films, and explores the recurring tension between figuration and abstraction throughout the 20th century and the ways by which ideas and concepts evolve. Presented non-chronologically, it encompasses movements such as Russian Constructivism, Futurism and Vorticism, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, and comprises works by key artists, as well as works of artists who have been sidelined in the mainstream of art history. Film-maker, painter and curator Lutz Becker traces a personal path through the art of the 20th century and sees two major strands of drawing emerging – the geometric and the gestural. He writes: ‘It is the awareness of time as the measure of the distance between thought and realisation, of the value of the transient and sense of the fragility