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Cold America: Geometric Abstraction in Latin America (1934-1973)

2/11/2011 - 5/15/2011

The exhibition sets out to reveal the complex and fragmented history of geometric abstraction in Latin America and the way in which it renovated and also differed from European abstraction. Painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture are represented through  approximately 300 works, some never before viewed outside their country of origin, by 64 artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Mexico, in a time frame defined by the dates in which two pivotal figures returned to Latin America from Europe: 1934, the year in which Joaquín Torres-García settled definitely in Montevideo, and 1973, when Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto traveled back to his native city of Ciudad Bolívar to inaugurate the museum that carries his name.

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