Playing with Form: Concrete Art from Brazil, Simon Dickinson, New York, NY

Installation view.

November 1 – December 12, 2011

Curated by Olivier Berggruen.

To be held at Dickinson in New York from 1 November until 21 December 2011.

The exhibition will emphasize the articulation and shift between concretist and neo-concretist art.

Drawing on loans from major collections and Institutions, it will be the first time that an exhibition in New York will show a comprehensive survey of material from the late Fifties and early Sixties in Brazil.

The show will illustrate how the geometric, purist aesthetic inherited from Europe is then reexamined and bent, either from the inside or through the margins.

The show will include works by key Brazilian artists from that period:

Helio Oiticica
Lygia Clark
Lygia Pape
Willys de Castro
Mira Schendel
Judith Lauand
Aluisio Carvao
Raymundo Colares
Geraldo de Barros
Ivan Serpa
and others.

In his capacity as Associate Curator at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Olivier Berggruen has organized such large-scale exhibitions as Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (2003), Yves Klein (2005) and Picasso and the Theatre (2006-7). This is his first collaboration with Dickinson.

Dickinson are agents and dealers in fine art, with Galleries in London, New York and Berlin. Dealing in Fine Art ranging from medieval through to contemporary, Dickinson exhibits at the TEFAF (Maastricht) Masterpiece (London) and PAD (London) art fairs. As well as presenting wide-ranging gallery exhibitions, Dickinson is the world’s leading specialist in private treaty sales.