Arcadia Salon Discussion Series
Thursday, May 23, 5:30 - 7 PM
Artist Lane Banks leads the discussion.
Deadline May 31, 2013
Announcing the 2nd Biennial: Origins in Geometry juror Clint Willour, curator of the Galveston Art Center. More Info
MADI is a movement founded by Carmelo Arden Quin. During the 1940’s Arden Quin joined intellectual writers and artists in Buenos Aires . In 1944, after working on it for several years, he brought out the literary and artistic journal Arturo, in which he applied dialectic materialism of art. He also contributed his prose proem Pegasus Eats Grass in Chaos, which refers (secretly due to censorship) to the horrors of World War II. In August of 1946 Arden Quin read to the public the MADI Manifesto, which he had written, and which launched the MADI movement. He began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms, which he called “form galbee” and irregular shapes, as seen in EXA.
The MADI Movement continues today through original artists from the movement encouraging younger artists to adopt the MADI mentality and is represented by artists internationally as well as in North America.