Published by Grey Art Gallery, New York University. Edited by Estrellita B. Brodsky. Text by Estrellita B. Brodsky, Sarah K. Rich.
Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970 accompanies the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to Jesús Soto to be held at a New York museum in more than 35 years. It highlights this major Venezuelan artist’s early career, following his relocation from Caracas to Paris in 1950, and offers a rare opportunity to trace Soto’s visionary trajectory and his influence upon, and exchanges with, other members of the avant-garde. Soto’s achievements in the field of interactive art established his reputation as both an international exponent of kinetic art and one of the most influential Latin American artists of the twentieth century. This fully illustrated catalogue includes essays by curator Estrellita B. Brodsky and art historian Sarah K. Rich.
PUBLISHER GREY ART GALLERY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10.25 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 74 color / 22 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/31/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 123
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Published by Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.
Venezuela’s primary exponent of Kinetic and Op art, Jesús Soto (1923–2005) is one of the most important Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Here, in conversations with Ariel Jiménez, Soto recounts his childhood in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela; his first encounters with painting; his unending search for “thinking” time and space as dimensions beyond pictorial representation; and the development of his ideas that finally lead him to the creation of his famous Penetrables, large kinetic sculptures through which the viewer walks. This volume is a revised and expanded edition of Conversaciones con Jesús Soto (2001), which served as the inspiration for the Fundación Cisneros’ Conversaciones/ Conversations series.