Francisco Sobrino, Espace Indéfini, 1968
Plexiglas sculpture, 76 x 31 x 24 inches
October 27 — November 24, 2007
Sicardi Gallery presents the works of three of the founding members of the art group Centre de recherche d’art visuel (CRAV): Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi, and Hugo Demarco. CRAV, later known as GRAV (Groupe de recherche d’art visuel) which also included Julio Le Parc, Vera and Francois Molnar, Francois Morellet, and Yvaral among others, was founded in Paris July 1960 when several artist’s gathered to discuss their collective research and came up with the manifesto to liberate from the work of art the ego of the creators. They strove to create a new visual situation based on the field of peripheral vision instability, limiting the artwork to a strictly visual condition and regarding it as something provisional. The participation of the viewer was integral to the works. The group disbanded in 1968. Garcia Rossi and Demarco were both born in Argentina and immigrated to Paris in the late 50’s. Sobrino, born in Spain, spent much of his youth in Argentina before relocating to Paris.