Video tour of Radical Geometry

Videos produced and first published by the Royal Academy.

In the videos below, curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro introduces three important groups of work in the exhibition Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection.

Thinking outside the frame: Buenos Aires in the 1940s and '50s

Gabriel Perez-Barreiro introduces a group of artists who fused geometric abstraction with radical politics:

Visible ideas: São Paulo in the 1950s

Influenced by the psychology of perception and mimicking industrial processes, this group of abstract geometric works reflect Brazil's embrace of the the modern in the mid-century:

Venezuela: Light and vibration, movement and colour

We take a look at two mesmerising works of kinetic art produced by Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez: