This volume presents a richly illustrated overview of the significant
cultural transformations propelled by the abstract and
concrete art movements in South America between the mid-
1940s and the late 1970s. Published to accompany a major
exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, the catalogue
features works by artists working in Argentina, Uruguay,
Brazil, and Venezuela—including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica,
Lygia Pape, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Tomás
Maldonado—who advanced the achievements of geometric
abstraction in the early twentieth century, and built a new
modern vision of the region.
The catalogue highlights a selection of works gifted to MoMA
by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1993 and 2016, which
had a transformative impact on the Museum’s holdings of
Latin American art. The Cisneros collection, which includes
paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, allows for indepth
study of art produced in the region during this period,
allowing the Museum to represent a more comprehensive,
plural, and robust narrative of artistic practices that demonstrate
the integral role of Latin America in the establishment
of modern art.
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