The CPPC Donates 45 Contemporary Latin American Artworks to the Fundación Museo Reina Sofía in Spain

Monday Mar 11, 2019

Introduction

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) has donated a group of 45 works from 33 contemporary Latin American artists to the Fundación Museo Reina Sofía. This donation will support the important research the Museum is conducting on the artistic movements that have emerged in Latin America from the 1960s to the present day.

The works, which will be given to the Reina Sofía to become part of their collection, belong to the chronological framework of the period between the 60s and the present, but there is a particular focus on the decade of the 1990s and the early years of the 21st century. This contemporary character is precisely what had been least represented in the Museum’s current collection of Latin American art, however, the works reinforce an interest of the Museum that was evident in its recent exhibition Ficciones y territorios. Arte para pensar la nueva razón del mundo (2016–2017).

The 33 artists represented—the majority from Brazil and Venezuela, though there are also artists from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Latinos from the United States—are generationally diverse and characterized by the cultivation of a wide spectrum of artistic practices: painting, sculpture, installation, graphic works, artist’s books and photo collage, among others.

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros made a previous contemporary art donation to the Museum’s foundation in 2018. This group of works focused on narratives of identity as related to gender, territory, memory and language.

The works that will now join the Reina Sofía’s collection largely consider materiality in artistic practice, with a conceptual stance that questions the use of techniques beyond those of creative production.

The artists represented in this donation are: Jaime Castro Oróztegui, Marcos Coelho Benjamim, Sigfredo Chacón, Paulo Climachauska, Eduardo Costa, José Damasceno, José Dávila, Danilo Dueñas, Iran do Espírito Santo, José Gabriel Fernández, Magdalena Fernández, Teresita Fernández, Héctor Fuenmayor, Rubens Gerchman, Fernanda Gomes, Alí González, Ester Grinspum, Arturo Herrera, Oscar Machado, Fabian Marcaccio, Roberto Obregón, Rosana Palayzan, Paulo Pasta, Nuno Ramos, Rosângela Rennó, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Maurício Ruiz, Valeska Soares, Edgard de Souza, Javier Téllez, Marcia Thompson, Angelo Venosa and Augusto Villalba.

Selection of Images of Artworks

  • Teresita Fernández, Untitled (1997)

    Teresita Fernández

    Untitled

    1997

    Wood, canvas, plexiglass mirror, paint, graphite

    304.8 x 304.8 x 22.9 cm (120 x 120 x 9 in.)

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  • José Dávila, S, M, L, XL (2000)

    José Dávila

    S, M, L, XL

    2000

    Book intervention

    19.4 x 24.1 x 6.4 cm (7 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

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  • Rosana Palazyan, Untitled (1994)

    Rosana Palazyan

    Untitled

    1994

    Burned and embroidered canvas

    150 x 56.6 cm (59 1/16 x 22 5/16 in.)

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  • Mauricio Ruiz, Untitled (1995)

    Mauricio Ruiz

    Untitled

    1995

    Gesso

    30.5 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm (12 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

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  • Rosângela Rennó, Untitled (XXYX) (from the series In Oblivionem) (1994)

    Rosângela Rennó

    Sem título (XXYX) (from the series In Oblivionem)

    1994

    Plaster and anime (gum resin)

    74 x 74 cm (29 1/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

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  • Iran do Espírito Santo, Tomogramas (1995)

    Iran do Espírito Santo

    Tomograma

    1995

    Glass and stainless steel

    80 x 0.8 x 110 cm (31 1/2 x 1/4 x 43 1/4 in.)

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  • Valeska Soares, Wishes 22 (1996)

    Valeska Soares

    Wishes 22

    1996

    Steel and paper

    127 x 77.5 x 5 cm (50 x 30 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

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  • Fernanda Gomes, Untitled (1993)

    Fernanda Gomes

    Untitled

    1993

    Paper and thread

    17.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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  • Javier Téllez, A Season in Hell (1997)

    Javier Téllez

    A Season in Hell

    1997

    Cactus prints

    6 pieces, each: 91.5 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in.)

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  • Roberto Obregón, Pe Eme (from the series Proyecto masada) (1999)

    Roberto Obregón

    Pe Eme (from the series Proyecto masada)

    1999

    Rubber

    69.5 x 142 x 0.3 cm (27 3/8 x 55 7/8 x 1/8 in.)

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  • Eduardo Costa, Black Cube (1998–1999)

    Eduardo Costa

    Black Cube

    1998–1999

    Molded in solid acrylic paint

    30.3 x 30.3 x 30.3 cm (11 15/16 x 11 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

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  • Magdalena Fernández, Cubo móvil (1998)

    Magdalena Fernández

    Cubo móvil

    1998

    Aluminum

    100 x 100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)

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