MINUS SPACE curates Out of Line, A Pop-Up Exhibition Drawn from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 525 W. 20th Street, New York, NY

Installation view of Out of Line, A Pop-Up Exhibition Drawn from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Curated by MINUS SPACE, New York, NY, 2013; Photo: Julio Grinblatt

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is proud to partner with MINUS SPACE for this brief presentation of a selection of abstract art from Latin America. The CPPC is a 'museum without walls', a collection dedicated to generating thought and knowledge about the material culture and heritage of Latin America. As such, the collection travels extensively around the world, and also sponsors an active publication and research program.

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Gego: Prints and Drawings, 1963-1991, Frederico Sève Gallery, New York, NY

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Gego, Untitled, 1966 Lithograph on paper 11 x 11 inches May 24 – August 18, 2011 Frederico Sève Galleryis pleased to present GEGO: Prints & Drawings 1963-1991, an exhibition featuring thirteen prints and drawings that were completed by the German born, Venezuelan artist, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912-1994), from 1963 to 1991, along with a book of lithographs dating back to 1966. The show will be celebrated with an opening reception on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, […]

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The Parallax View, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view. February 10 – March 19, 2011 Lehmann Maupin announces The Parallax View, an exhibition of significant works exploring observation as conflict, curated by Manuel E. Gonzalez. On view 10 February – 19 March, 2011, the Chelsea exhibition features works by Teresita Fernández, Dan Flavin, Gego, Mary Heilmann, Eva Hesse, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, and Robert Smithson, all acclaimed artists who confront traditional notions of space, light and the nature […]

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From Absolute to Minimal, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL

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Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first […]

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Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

Mercedes Pardo, Un pequeno sobresalto, 1973

Mercedes Pardo, Un pequeno sobresalto, 1973 October 13, 2010 – January 2, 2011 Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction presents a historical overview of the origins of Venezuela’s abstract movement focusing on its early developments dating from the late 1940’s, to the 1970’s. It includes works by artists who were responsible for the growth of the movement at the national and international level, particularly in Paris where many of them resided at the time. The show, […]

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Geometric Illusion, Frederico Seve Gallery/ Latincollector, New York, NY

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Jesus Rafael Soto, Incline bleu et noir, 1966 March 25 – April 17, 2010 Featuring: Tony Bechara, Andre Cypriano, Angela Freiberger, Gego, Jorge Guinle, Manuel Hernandez, Carmen Herrera, Elizabeth Jobim, Gabriela Machado, Omar Rayo, Fanny Sanin, Peter Soriano, Soto, Jose Tannuri, Emilio Sanchez, Christine Schulz The artists in Geometric Illusion use the phenomenon of illusion in atypical ways to ask questions and expand the conversation of the aesthetic. It is a show that explores the […]

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Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, […]

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Edward Shalala: Photographs of Paintings, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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  May 26 – June 20, 2009 Edward Shalala will exhibit documentary photographs in The Painting Center’s Project Room. Shalala makes temporary raw canvas thread paintings in NYC parks and grasslands and photographs the results. Shalala responds to the history of modern and postmodern abstraction that deals with ‘end game’ painting. The lineage begins with: Cezanne’s use of raw canvas (“in-reserve”), Barnett Newman’s painting ‘Name II,’1950, Robert Rauschenberg’s White painting series, 1951, Piero Manzoni’s clay […]

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Winter Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema No. 348, 1958 Gouache on board, 18 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions thru February 25, 2008 This exhibition presents some two hundred works by Latin American artists that have been added to the collection over the past ten years. The works on view embrace several artistic mediums and comprises a variety of styles, from early modernism and geometric […]

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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, The Blanton Museum of Art, 2007

  Purchase on Amazon.com Colorful and playful kinetic sculptures, experimental objects designed to be catalysts for community building, manifestos calling for joy and the negation of melancholy: these are the elements that have shaped The Geometry of Hope. The title of this richly illustrated, 340-page volume brings together two threads that epitomize postwar abstract art from Latin America: on the one hand, geometry, precision, clarity and reason; on the other, a utopian sense of hope. […]

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Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

    Gego, Reticulárea, 1975 Stainless steel wire, 82 x 102 x 7 inches Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston April 21 — July 21, 2007 Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible explores the intriguing relationship between line and light in the work of the Venezuelan artist Gego (1912-1994).  The exhibition will trace Gego’s interest in “mak[ing] visible the invisible” from a rarely seen series of monotypes of the early 1950s to her delicate […]

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Bibi Calderaro interviewed by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2003 in conjunction with Bibi Calderaro’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: Faith, fertility, atoms, soul, and emptiness are some of the things you mention in your statement. I am curious to know what faith means to you in your work? What does fertility mean in your work?   Bibi Calderaro: The idea that forms carry an inner balance, strength, and the potential for provoking thoughts […]

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