Modern Art from South America in the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Modern Art from South America in the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

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'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
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1633450707
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 23.7 cm

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