Book Launch at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London

March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cecilia Brunson Projects
3 Royal Oak Yard

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) has published the ninth book in its acclaimed bilingual publication series Conversations/Conversaciones. To present Waltercio Caldas in Conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, there will be a talk between Waltercio Caldas and Gabriel Pérez Barreiro at Cecilia Brunson Projects in London, where Waltercio Caldas' first exhibition in the UK will also take place, March 30–May 19, 2017. 

Waltercio Caldas occupies a key role in the generation that bridges the innovations of the Concrete and Neo-Concrete artists of the 1950s/60s and today’s contemporary artists. Often simple in composition, the art of Waltercio Caldas invites a host of complex questions about perception and space.

Waltercio Caldas was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1946. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, the Kanaal Art Foundation in Belgium, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago de Compostela, and the Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, among other venues. Caldas participated in the Venice Biennial in 1997 and 2007, as well as several São Paulo and Mercosul Biennials in Brazil. His work is in collections around the world, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo; the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas and New York; and the Bruce and Diane Halle Collection, Scottsdale.

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro has been Director of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York and Caracas, since 2007. From 2002 to 2007 he was Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that he was Director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, New York, and Founding Curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art in Colchester, England. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex, and an MA in Latin American Studies and Art History from the University of Aberdeen. In 2007 he was chief curator of the 6th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Dr. Pérez-Barreiro has published extensively on modern and contemporary art from Latin America, including María Freire (São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2001); editor and contributor, The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 2007); and contributor to Waltercio Caldas (Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 2014). To the Conversaciones /Conversations series he has contributed Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro.

For more information about the event and/or exhibition, please visit Cecilia Brunson Projects.