ABSTRACT ART FROM RIO DE LA PLATA, BUENOS AIRES AND MONTEVIDEO 1933/53 (2001)
NELLY PERAZZO & OTHERS
NEW YORK, 2001
Publisher: Americas Society
This catalogue was produced on occasion of the exhibition Abstract art from Río de la Plata. Buenos Aires and Montevideo 1933/53. Abstract Art from the Rio de la Plata: Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1933-1953 was a significant undertaking, both in its conception and in its realization. This exhibition, examined the development of modernism by Argentine and Uruguayan artists in the region of the Rio de la Plata, begins at the moment in 1933 in which Juan Del Prete exhibited non-figurative paintings and collages in Buenos Aires. This proved to be a watershed event, opening doors for many other innovative and challenging artists. From that moment, on either side of the River Plate, abstraction became an increasingly active concern; its proponents produced manifestos, theoretical writings, and exhibitions, all of which provided a welcome escape for artists fleeing the academic tradition.