LATIN AMERICAN ART

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 175 color.

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ISBN 9781633450707 TRADE
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New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 10/21/19–03/14/20

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Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction

The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift

Edited by Inés Katzenstein, María Amalia García, Karen Grimson, Michaëla de Lacaze. Text by Inés Katzenstein, María Amalia García, Mónica Amor, Irene V. Small. Interview with Luis Pérez-Oramas, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Glenn D. Lowry.

Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction

Sur moderno traces the ways in which abstraction developed and peaked in midcentury Latin America, radically transforming the story of modern art

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Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction explores the abstract and Concrete art movements that flourished in South America between the mid-1940s and the late 1970s in light of the profound cultural transformations that gave rise to them. Published in conjunction with a major 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 region.

This richly illustrated volume 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 in-depth study of the art produced in the region at mid-century, enabling the Museum to represent a more comprehensive, plural, and robust narrative of artistic practices and to demonstrate the integral role Latin America played in the development of modern art.


Inés Katzenstein is Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

María Amalia García is Consulting Curator at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)-Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

Irene V. Small is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University.

Mónica Amor is Professor of Global Modern and Contemporary Art at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art).

Karen Grimson is Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.

Juan Melé, "Marco recortado no. 2 (Cut-out Frame no. 2)," 1946. Oil on board, 28 × 19 ¾ × 1”. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/23/2019

Special 'non-objects' in MoMA's 'Sur moderno'

Special 'non-objects' in MoMA's 'Sur moderno'

Lygia Pape's "Untitled" (1956) is reproduced from Sur moderno, published to accompany MoMA's current show of works from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros' extraordinary recent gift to the Museum. The largest show on view outside the newly installed permanent collection, Sur moderno features abstract and Concrete works by artists from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela. "Current painting and sculpture are converging towards a common point, distancing themselves from their origins," the Brazilian poet and critic Ferreira Gullar wrote in 1959. "They become special objects—non-objects—for which the denominations painting and sculpture perhaps no longer apply." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/24/2019

Art against isolation and indifference in 'Sur moderno'

Art against isolation and indifference in 'Sur moderno'

Uruguayan painter María Freire's 1954 oil painting, "Untitled," is reproduced from Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction, the catalogue to MoMA's current exhibition of mid-century Latin American abstract and Concrete artwork from the renowned Patricia Phelps de Cisneros gift to the Museum. "There is no synthesis without discipline. There is no synthesis without enthusiasm. There is no synthesis without faith in human values," Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villaneuva wrote in 1957, summing up the spirit of experimentation that flourished in South America between the 1940s and the 1970s. "It is useful to recall… that, just as lions should not be in zoos, paintings and sculptures should not be shut away in museums. The natural environment of wild animals is the jungle. The natural environments for works of art are squares, gardens, public buildings, factories, airports: all the places where man perceives man as a partner, as an associate, as a helping hand, as hope, and not as the withered flower of isolation and indifference." continue to blog


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