Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, presents a selection of works from the collection on loan to the Getty for the entire period of the project. Among the artists represented are Raúl Lozza, Juan Melé, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Judith Lauand.
The exhibition brings together art works and findings from the technical study including information on binding media, pigments, and layer structure. This accompanying material sheds light on the processes that influence the appearance of the works: the role of supports, hanging devices, methods of paint application, and techniques of painting straight edges and lines. Historical documents help viewers understand the radical nature of these artistic choices. Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Learn more about the art-historical and scientific research undertaken for the exhibition in the three-part audio series The Making of an Exhibition, part of the Getty's Art+Ideas podcast.
Banner: Judith Lauand, Quatro grupos de elementos, 1959 (detail). © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /AUTVIS, Sao Paulo.
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