Hartmut Böhm in The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

In the late 1950s Düsseldorf-based artists Heinz Mack and Otto Piene debuted their vision of a new aesthetic that attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature in the wake of the devastation of World War II. In a deliberate move away from Expressionism, they proposed starting with a clean slate to create a “new art for a new age.”

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Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays Plus The Spectrum, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches, MINUS SPACE

Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao

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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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Luce e Movimento (Light and Movement), Signum Foundation, Palazzo Donà, Venice, Italy

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation, 1965-2010 Installation view May 22 – October 16, 2010 Luce e Movimento (Light and Movement) curated by Grzegorz Musial and Franck Marlot Artists: Martha Boto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Horacio Garcia Rossi, Werner Graeff, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Julio Le Parc, Jozef Robakowski, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesus Rafael Soto, Gregorio Vardanega With the newly organized space of Palazzo Donà, the Foundation presents objects and sculptures, as well as installations and films in which light and movement become […]

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Beyond Geometry, Cueto Project, New York, NY

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Work by Jesus Rafael Soto May 8 – June 19, 2010 Participating Artists: Mario Ballocco, Julije Knifer, Marco Maggi, Francois Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Jesus Rafael Soto After World War II, many artists turned to geometric abstraction as a springboard for experimentation, leaving behind figurative art. Some said that was the death of painting. I prefer thinking of it as a new start. I was first introduced to geometric abstract art when instructed by Serge Lemoine at lʼEcole du […]

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Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction: An International Symposium, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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John Ferren, Paris Abstract, ca. 1935 Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Collection Newark Museum, NJ Presented by the Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10am – 5pm Billy Johnson Auditorium, Newark Museum The Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros present Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction, an important international symposium that explores the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists […]

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Luis Tomasello, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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March 30 – May 29, 2010 The Mayor Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Argentinean born artist Luis Tomasello, with his first solo exhibition in the UK. Tomasello, a leading representative of Latin American Kinetic art, worked extensively in Paris from the late 1950s onwards exhibiting with Galerie Denise René, alongside Victor Vasarely and Jesús Rafael Soto. Born in La Plata in 1915, Tomasello studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, […]

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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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Mark Dagley in INDICA, Nyehaus, New York, NY

  Painting by Mark Dagley November 8 — December 22, 2007 Nyehaus presents INDICA.  Acknowledged as the first experimental art space in London, John Dunbar’s Indica gallery, in existence from November ’65 – November ’67, was born into a far more uncynical time. Open for barely two full years, Indica (from ‘Indications’ – somewhere to go) set the controls for the heart of experimental art in Britain. During its short life, Indica encouraged collaboration and […]

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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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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art, from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

  Waldemar Cordeiro, Idéia visível (Visible Idea), 1956 Acrylic on masonite, 59.9 x 60cm September 12 — December 8, 2007 The Geometry of Hope comprises some 125 works of art from the collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and provides the most comprehensive scholarly overview to date of Latin American Geometric Abstraction from the 1930s-1970s. Organized chronologically, The Geometry of Hope will focus on key cities in the development of abstraction in the Americas: […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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