Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

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Helio Oiticica Vermelho cortando o branco, 1958 Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 cm The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston & Projeto Helio Oiticica November 19, 2009 – February 21, 2010 Haus Konstruktiv completes its exhibition programme for 2009 with the presentation of one of the most significant collections of Brazilian Concrete-Constructive art: “Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil” showcases for the first time in Europe […]

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Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructing Abstraction with Wood, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Planos de color con dos maderas superpuestas (Planes of Color with Two Superimposed Wood Pieces), 1928 Collection: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona September 24, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The exhibition will center chiefly on works from the 1920s to the 1940s, spanning the time from when Torres-Garcia lived in Spain, New York, Italy, and France, developing toys and the vocabulary for his wood constructions, to his eventual settlement in Uruguay as the […]

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston May 20 — September 23, 2007  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner […]

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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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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Acquires Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art

    Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner (b. 1935). “Dimensions of Constructive […]

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Turning the World Upside Down, by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

  A number of previous museum survey exhibitions of 20th-century Latin American art have been hounded by legitimate criticism concerning how specific artworks were read, how categories were named, and how the history of art in the region was characterized. Within this somewhat fraught context, Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 20 to September 12, 2004, takes a refreshing approach to the contribution Latin […]

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