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

March 11, 2019

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.

For more information about the donation, please visit the donation page.