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Coming on view is Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction which presents a historical overview of the origins of Venezuela's abstract movement, focusing on its early development dating from the late 1940's to the 1960's. It includes works by artists who were responsible for the growth of the movement at the national and international level, particularly in Paris where many of them resided at the time. The show, curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Maria Carlota Perez, features works by Omar Carreño, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Narciso Debourg, Gertrude Goldschmidt (Gego), Elsa Gramcko, Carlos Gonzalez Bogen, Gert Leufert, Mateo Manaure, Alfredo Maraver, Nedo, Ruben Nuñez, Alejandro Otero, Mercedes Pardo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Victor Valera, and Oswaldo Vigas, among others.
The selection of works from private collections and Foundations included in the exhibit document an important period of Venezuela's art history which was instrumental in the development of Modern Art in the Americas. Paintings, sculptures and installations illustrate the development of Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic art, and introduce many artists who contributed to the movement in Venezuela, unknown to the American public. On view through January 2, 2011.
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Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction
Kuratoren: Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig, Maria Carlota Perez
Künstler: Omar Carreno, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Narciso Debourg, Gego , Elsa Gramcko, Carlos Gonzalez Bogen, Gert Leufert, Mateo Manaure, Alfredo Maraver, Nedo, Ruben Nunez, Alejandro Otero, Mercedes Pardo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Victor Valera, Oswaldo Vigas ...