Excerpt from the call for works addressed to artists:
The exhibition is entitled “On the Edge of Geometry”. If you are not abstracting forms based on what you perceive with your eyes, but invent them or instinctually follow a “feeling of form”, you will most likely end up with a geometric work. We experience order as transparent geometry (ornamentics); it is how our brain is structured (or is the perceived world itself geometrically structured)? When we talk about the periphery of geometry, it is with the assumption that there is a generally accepted form of geometric art, which, after 1945, took on an increasingly stronger character, and whose necessarily systematic execution – so logically and transparently constructed even in its poetics – is reminiscent of the objective perfection of factory produced objects. In contrast, the art of the geometric periphery can be diversely varied, free, and digressive. It can be narrative and romantic, it can flirt with spatiality and bears kinship to the mechanism of visual representation. This exhibition is a continuation of our previous “Chance as Strategy” and “Found Geometry” shows. We are provoking the springs and cogwheels behind the origins of geometric art.