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SUR MODERNO: JOURNEYS OF ABSTRACTION: THE PATRICIA PHELPS DE CISNEROS GIFT (2019)

MARIA GARCÍA & OTHERS
NEW YORK, 2019


Publisher: MOMA
Edited By: Maria García and others
Building: Hardback
Dimensions: 24.13 x 2.54 x 27.94 cm
Language: English
Pages: 240

Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction explores the abstract and concrete art movements that thrived in Latin America between the mid-1940s and the late 1970s in the context of the profound cultural transformations that gave rise to them. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Sur moderno features work by artists from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela―including Lidy Prati, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Jesús Rafael Soto and Alejandro Otero―who advanced the achievements of early-20th-century geometric abstraction and built a new modern vision of the continent. 

This splendidly illustrated book highlights a selection of works gifted to MoMA by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1997 and 2016―a donation that has had a transformative impact on the Museum’s holdings of Latin American art. The Cisneros Modern Collection, which includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper, allows for an in-depth study of the art produced in the region during the middle of the century, enabling the Museum to represent a more wide-ranging, narrative of artistic practices and to demonstrate the important impact South America has had on modern art.