Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu – Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Co-curator: Alexis Fabry
Place: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Event: Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu
Date: October 14th – February 24th 2019
The exhibition Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America, bringing together 250 artworks made by over 70 artists from the Pre-Columbian period to present. Including modernist abstract art, sculpture and architecture as well as ceramics, weaving, and body painting, the exhibition explores the wide range of approaches to geometric abstraction in Latin America, whether influenced by Pre-Columbian art, the European avant-garde or Amerindian cultures. Southern Geometries weaves visual relationships among diverse cultures and regions across time, inviting visitors to discover the vibrant patterns and designs of Latin American art.
(from La Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain)
Catalogue: Olivier Andreotti
From October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents the exhibition Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia. Including both contemporary art and the vestiges of ancient civilizations, Southern Geometries forges visual links between media and bears witness to the persistence and renewal of a geometric vocabulary in Latin-American art. The exhibition catalog offers to discover all the exhibited art works: ceramics, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, textiles. The contributions of artists, architects, art historian, art critics and anthropologists, short texts on the works and maps enlighten this vast overview, revealing the continuity of lines and forms present in Latin American art through time.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
336 pages – 21 x 31,7 cm
400 black-and-white and color reproductions. Foreword by Alexis Fabry and Hervé Chandès. Texts by Olga de Amaral, Mónica Amor, Elisabetta Andreoli, Ticio Escobar, César Paternosto and Lux Vidal. Interview with Solano Benítez and Gloria Cabral by Gabriela Carrillo and Mauricio Rocha
Graphic design / Graphisme: Olivier Andreotti