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Geometric Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction: Latin American Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
CAMBRIDGE  •  Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University  •  Ongoing
Latin American geometric abstraction developed in an international arena. Many artists, like Alejandro Otero of Venezuela, Lygia Clark of Brazil, and Alfredo Hlito of Argentina, studied and worked in Europe for extended periods between the 1940s and 1960s. Others, like Gego of Venezuela, Gyula Kosice of Argentina, and Mira Schendel of Brazil, were born in Europe but developed as artists in Latin America. In addition, European artists like Max Bill, Fernand Léger, Victor Vasarely, Antoine Pevsner, and Jean Arp either visited Latin America or were well represented in influential exhibitions or public commissions during these years. On view are more than sixty paintings, drawings, and sculptures focusing on Latin American works of art from the early 1930s to late 1980s. The exhibition contains the work of such leading artists as Uruguayan Joaquín Torres-Garcia, Brazilians Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Venezuelans Gego and Jésus Rafael Soto, and Argentinians Tomás Maldonado, Raúl Lozza, and Alfredo Hlito. The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection is a core visual arts program of the Fundación Cisneros. Directed by Rafael Romero, its mission is to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit the artworks and related archives of the Collection, which consists primarily of modern and contemporary art, with particular emphasis on Latin America.

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