Past Exhibitions

Desenhar no espaço (Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo)

Artistas abstratos do Brasil e da Venezuela na Coleção Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

November 27, 2010 to February 6, 2011

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Desenhar no espaço. Artistas abstratos do Brasil e da Venezuela na Coleção Patricia Phelps de Cisneros [To Draw in Space: Abstract Artists from Brazil and Venezuela in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros] was a comparative study of the work of two of the most important abstract traditions in Latin America, the Concrete and Neo-concrete movements in Brazil, and the Venezuelan geometric abstraction and kinetic art movements during the 1950s and early 1960s. The exhibition examined how artists in both movements addressed the need to transcend the traditional limits of painting, shifting from a two-dimensional plane into three-dimensional space to achieve a more effective dialogue with the viewer. The exhibition included some of the most representative artists in these movements: Gego, Alejandro Otero, Jesús Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez from Venezuela, and Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticia, Willys de Castro and Mira Schendel from Brazil.

A catalogue was published for the exhibition.