Regarding OP…timism

Around 1989, there developed a formidable collusion of academia, collectors and institutions proposing to eradicate the cancer of the surrealist-fantastic-muralist-revolutionary genealogy...

Utopias Are Destined to Fail

I’m not sure “abstract” and “conceptualist” strategies can be joined together in a single new canon (strange bedfellows, those two), but kudos to those who are filling in gaps in the historical record.