Objeto ativo (cubo vermelho/branco) Active Object (red/white cube), 1962, Willys de Castro (Brazilian, 1926–1988). Oil on canvas on plywood. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, promised gift to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Tomás Orinoco Griffin-Cisneros. Image courtesy Walter de Castro

Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros


West Pavilion, Plaza Level

Combining art historical and scientific analysis, experts from the Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute have collaborated with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, to examine the formal strategies and material choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors in Argentina and Brazil associated with the concrete art movement. These works of geometric abstraction, created between 1946 and 1962, are presented alongside information on how the artists pioneered new techniques and materials.

This exhibition is part of the initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

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