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The Geometry of Hope

Translation of wall texts, leaflets and press material
Venue: New York University‘s Grey Art Gallery, New York, 2007
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

Jesús Rafael Soto. Doble transparencia, 1956

On a recent visit to New York we had the chance to go to NYU’s Grey Art Gallery to see a show we’ve done work for, ‘The Geometry of Hope. Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection’. We really enjoyed the exhibition, which is on until the 8th of December, 2007.

It’s the most comprehensive overview to date of geometrical abstraction in Latin America from the 1930s to the 1970s, it includes 115 works from the acclaimed Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection and was originally organized by the Blanton Museum of Art, at The University of Texas at Austin, where it was seen earlier this year.

This is what Grey Art Gallery Director Lynn Gumpert had to say: “This exhibition promises to be an eye-opening experience for our visitors, especially those for whom the term ‘modern Latin American art’ generally connotes figurative painting or political murals. With many superb works from one of the world’s great collections of modern and contemporary art from Latin America, ‘The Geometry of Hope’ will reveal that abstraction south of the border is anything but provincial and, indeed, developed within and influenced the international avant-garde.”

The Grey Art Gallery is New York University’s fine-arts museum and it’s on Washington Square Park, in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Exhibitions and programs at the Gallery focus on art’s historical, cultural, and social contexts, with special emphasis on experimentation and interpretation.

Translation from English into Spanish: Carlos Mayor.

Alejandro Otero. Estudio 2, 1952

Useful links:
Art Nexus review
Colección Cisneros
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Blanton Museum of Art


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