Graphic of front page of Beyond Form book on left-hand side with photo of Flavia Frigeri standing underneath a large-scale aluminium sculpture on the right-hand side.

Book Launch - Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction

The Selman Gallery


Join Flavia Frigeri - Guest Curator of our latest exhibition 'Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970', art historian and 'Chanel Curator for the Collection' at the National Portrait Gallery - as she reads from her new book and hosts a Q&A.

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Monday 19 February 2024, 6:00

Monday 19 February 2024, 6:00 - 8:00pm

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Turner Contemporary invites you to take part in a reading and Q&A with author Flavia Frigeri for her exciting new book Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction.  Published by Eiderdown Books, the book is released alongside Turner Contemporary’s current exhibition, curated by Flavia Frigeri, which connects the work of over 50 women from across the globe through a shared language of radical abstraction.

Flavia Frigeri deftly weaves together an extraordinary group of British and international artists to reveal the lines of abstraction which runs through their work including:
Carla Arcardi, Ruth Asawa, Mária Bartuszová, Louise Bourgeois, Sue Fuller, Barbara Hepworth, Carmen Herrera, Eva Hesse, Kim Lim, Agnes Martin, Mary Martin, Paule Vézelay, Hannah Wilke… and many more.

Taking place in the Selman Gallery at Turner Contemporary, event attendees will sit amongst the exhibition artworks and gain in-depth insight on the artists and artworks contained within the book and exhibition.

Plus, attendees get 20% discount to purchase the book when booking a ticket for the event and Flavia Frigeri will be available to sign the book on the night.

The exhibition Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970 is on until 6 May 2024.


About Flavia Frigeri

Flavia Frigeri is an art historian, lecturer, and ‘Chanel Curator for the Collection’ at the National Portrait Gallery, London. From 2016 to 2020 she was a Teaching Fellow in the History of Art Department UCL and a member of faculty at Sotheby’s Institute, London. Previously she was ‘Curator, International Art’ at Tate Modern, where she co-curated The World Goes Pop (2015), and was responsible for Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (2014), Paul Klee: Making Visible (2013) and Ruins in Reverse (2013). She is the author of Pop Art and Women Artists both in Thames & Hudson’s Art Essentials series and the co-editor of a volume of collected essays, New Histories of Art in the Global Postwar Era: Multiple Modernisms (Routledge, 2021). She is the guest curator of Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950-1970 at Turner Contemporary and of the forthcoming retrospective of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.