A total of five issues of the magazine Plastique appeared between 1937 and 1939. In addition to the publisher, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, who also handled administration and distribution, articles were also provided by the artists César Domela, George L. K. Morris, and Hans Arp. Published in Paris and New York, the magazine’s trilingual issues brought together seminal texts such as the visionary “Manifeste dimensioniste” by the Hungarian poet Charles Sirato.
Plastique served to disseminate abstract-concrete art and reinforce the connections between European and American avant-gardes. On the eve of World War II, the magazine became an organ for many artists who were persecuted and maligned by the National Socialists.