1
Add review

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

1/6
'Physichromie No 500', 1970. Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2014.
2/6
'Untitled (from the series Weaving)', 1959. Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © Projeto Lygia Pape
3/6
'Chromatic Rhythms II', 1947. Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © Sonia Henriquez Urena de Hlito
4/6
'Irregular Frame No 2', 1946. Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © Estate of Juan Mele
5/6
'Construction in White and Black', 1938. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honour of David Rockefeller, 2004
6/6
'Machine – Medium', 1962. Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. © The World of Lygia Clark Cultural Association

South America wasn't immune to the modernist movement that took hold in mid-twentieth century Europe, across the continent artists were producing vibrant, radical art to rival that being made over here. With artists like the brilliant Helio Oiticica and Juan Melé this is sure to be a colourful, and no doubt radical, showcase of South American modernism.

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA PHELPS DE CISNEROS

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
1 person listening
Curated London

The brief for this collection of work isn't entirely clear, and neither is the accompanying interpretation. Nevertheless, it's really rather lovely. Don't expect to have heard of any of the artists featured, but in a way that lack of context is part of the charm. It is art for its own sake.


For more art in plain English, check out http://curatedlondon.co.uk