CPPC Videos Win Two GLAMi Awards

April 25, 2018


We are proud to announce that the three in-gallery videos, produced by El Tigre Productions for the exhibition Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, were awarded two GLAMi awards in the categories: Exhibition Media or Experience: Linear Media and People’s Choice. The awards were announced in April 2018 during the Museums and the Web conference in Vancouver.

We would like to thank all of the collaborators of this multifaceted project that began with a technical analysis of a selection of works from the CPPC and culminated with the exhibition that was held at The Getty Center from September 16, 2017 to February 11, 2018 as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative in Southern California:

Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin, and the El Tigre Productions team; Tom Learner, Pia Gottschaller, and the team at the Getty Conservation Institute; Andrew Perchuk, Zanna Gilbert and the team at the Getty Research Institute; Anne Martens and the team from The Getty Iris; Karen Voss, Erik Bertellotti, Amber Keller and everyone involved from the J. Paul Getty Museum; Aleca Le Blanc; and finally, to the researchers from Argentina and Brazil who collaborated with the Getty Conservation Institute during the preliminary technical analysis research project. 

About the exhibition:

Combining art-historical and scientific analysis, experts from the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute collaborated with the CPPC to research the formal strategies and material decisions of artists working in the concrete and Neo-concrete vein, resulting in the first comprehensive technical study of these works. In the exhibition that culminated from this research, visitors of Making Art Concrete saw a selection of works by artists including Raúl Lozza, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Judith Lauand alongside information about the now-invisible processes that determine the appearance of the works: supports, hanging devices, methods of paint application, and techniques of painting straight edges. A selection of historical documents shed further light on the social, political, and cultural underpinnings of these artistic propositions.

About the videos:

Zanna Gilbert, from the Getty Research Institute, and Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, demonstrate how Argentine artists working in the 1940s broke the tradition of painting-as-window with shaped paintings (marcos recortados) and works that even pushed beyond the wall to blur the boundary between sculpture and painting.


Zanna Gilbert, from the Getty Research Institute, and Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, show us how Brazilian artists such as Judith Lauand and Geraldo de Barros responded to increasing societal industrialization by experimenting with industrial paints and application methods that eliminated evidence of the painter’s hand.


Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, explains the challenge that Concrete artists from Brazil and Argentina faced in making the perfectly straight lines that characterize their work. Three main methods—straight edge, ruling pen, and self-adhesive tape—all leave tell-tale traces, observable through microscopy or even by the naked eye.

Produced by El Tigre Productions
Directors/Producers: Jonathan Bogarín + Elan Bogarín
Camera: Elan Bogarín + Jonathan Bogarín
Editors: Alessandra Lacorazza + Troy Herion
Music: Troy Herion
Production Assistant: Ilana Coleman

Animation by Umbrella.tv
Animation director: Laszlo Csaki
Graphic designer: Kata Balogh
Animation: Daniel Kajcsa
Post production producer: Viktor Vajda
Account manager: Peter Bekassy