Elise Archias publishes “VOLUME JUDGEMENT: On the Art of Joan Mitchell” in Artforum

Detail of Mitchell, Evenings on 73rd Street, 1956-57
Prof. Elise Archias publishes "Volume Judgement -- On the Art of Joan Mitchell" in the March issue of Artforum.

Many of the artists circa 1960 who continued to energetically work within and develop languages of modernist abstraction were women, were Black, were born in colonized or recently decolonized countries. This fact alone makes clear that to dismiss modernist abstract painting from this period as conservative or naively retro would be wrong.

Elise Archias  |  “VOLUME JUDGEMENT: On the Art of Joan Mitchell,” Artforum, March 2021