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Color happens
25 February – 27 June 2009

The exhibition focuses on the research into colour undertaken over the past fifty years by Carlos Cruz-Diez (born Caracas, 1923), one of the most important artists of the Kinetic movement and a leading contemporary artist. His experiments have notably influenced our ideas on colour to the point where we can now appreciate that perceptions of chromatic phenomena need not necessarily be associated with form, but can be considered a totally self-sufficient reality. Cruz-Diez’s Physichromies, Chromosaturations, Transchromies and Chromatic Inductions, all represented in the exhibition, use colour as an autonomous entity in the manner of a conductor. It becomes a physical, sensory reality in permanent mutation.

The exhibition includes around 20 works dated between 1954 and the present day, as well as a documentary section with catalogues, photographs and some examples of Cruz-Diez’s working procedures.

The works have been loaned by the Atelier Cruz-Diez, the Fundación Privada Allegro, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Diputación Provincial de Alicante.