Jesús Soto in conversation with / en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, the fourth title in the Conversaciones/Conversations series, records the dialogues between the renowned Venezuelan kinetic artist Jesús Soto (1923–2005), and art historian Ariel Jiménez. Based on Conversaciones con Jesús Soto, originally published by the Fundación Cisneros in 2001 and 2005, this book has been expanded and revised with the inclusion of illustrations of key artworks by the artist. The product of nine years of interviews, these conversations offer an insight into the fascinating career of Jesús Soto.
Jesús Soto was born in Venezuela in 1923 and is well-known for his participation in the development of Kinetic Art in Paris in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as his subsequent involvement in the Geometric Abstraction movements in Venezuela. Soto is recognized today as one of the most important Latin American artists of the twentieth century.
The digital version includes excerpts from one of Soto’s last interviews; archival documentaries of the artist at work; slideshows of rare images from exhibitions, including his solo show at Galerie Denise René in Paris, 1961, et al.
About the author:
Ariel Jiménez was the Curator (1998–2000) and Chief Curator (2000–2011) of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and Director (2004–2006) and Curator (2006–2011) of the Fundación de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. He has researched and written extensively about modern and contemporary art in Latin America.