press release

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 associated with the Concrete art movement in Argentina and Brazil.

Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros will bring together art works and findings from the technical study including information on binding media, pigments, and layer structure. These works of geometric abstraction, created between 1946 and 1962, are presented alongside information on the way artists pioneered new techniques and materials. Among the artists represented are Lygia Clark, Raúl Lozza, Juan Melé, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Willys de Castro, Hélio Oiticica, and Judith Lauand. This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.