The Geometry of Hope, by Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2007-January 2008

    Joaquín Torres-García, Composición constructiva 16, 1943 Oil on cardboard “There is a spidered but unbroken vein feeding cannibals (Yes, I said that) into Concrete Art, snaking through the 20th century from the deepest reaches of the Amazon River in Brazil. It was there, in 1928, that Oswaldo de Andrade unleashed his bloodcurdling Anthropophagous Manifesto, declaring that “We are concrete”, while claiming kinship with the Tupi cannibals and threatening to devour all of Western […]

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