Modern Art from South America in the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
'This book traces the ways in which abstraction developed and peaked in midcentury Latin America, radically transforming the story of modern art' - Publishers Weekly
Highlights from MoMA's 150 works of modern art from Latin America offered by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
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 book 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 in-depth 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.
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 175 illustrations
- Date published: September 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1633450707
- Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 23.7 cm