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Embracing Modernity

Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction

On View:
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — Sunday, January 2, 2011


The exhibition presents a historical overview of the origins of the country's abstract movement, focusing on its early development dating from the late 1940's to the 1970's.

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 development of movement in Venezuela, unknown to the American public.

The show curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Maria Carlota Perez will feature works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gertrude Goldschmidt (GEGO), Mateo Manaure, Alejandro Otero and Jesús Rafael Soto, among others.

To view the brochure for this exhibition visit Embracing Modernity on Issuu.