CIFO & Turner Libros Publish Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America, from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
Miami, October 2012 – The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and Turner Libros announced the publication of Pulses of Abstraction in Latin America, The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. The launch will take place as part of CIFO’s Miami Art Basel activities.
The 400-page book has texts by Manuel Borja-Villel (Director National Museum Art Centre Reina Sofia, Madrid), Mari Carmen Ramirez (Latin American art curator and Director of the International Arts Center of America in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston), Juan Ledezma (Doctor of art history at Columbia University, NY), Rafael Pereira (ex-coordinator of the Department of history of Art at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas), Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (Curator, Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles) and Jesus Fuenmayor (Director and Curator of CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami). The book features an extensive interview with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, profuse documentary material on socio-political history from the time of emergence and height of geometric abstraction in Latin America, as well as documents relating to specific artistic events. The book has over 250 illustrations and includes over 200 works from the collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros.
The book offers a broad overview of works from one of the most dynamic and vital movements in Latin America: geometric abstraction. The Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, specialized in contemporary art, provides the opportunity to revisit the period between 1930 and 1970 through a selection from its holdings of works that reflect this creative movement, which is fairly unknown internationally. Turner Libros presents this publication as a commitment to analyze and make known these works. As such, its visual contents (works from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Cuba and Colombia) are enriched with a careful selection of historical and artistic documents, conceptual schemes, essays and so on. These materials provide a context for the artworks and explain the background and meaning of this artistic movement beyond the purely visual.
The book launch will take place on December 7th at 10:30 am at the CIFO Space in Downtown Miami. It is scheduled to be part of CIFO’s 10th anniversary celebration, and it will be presented as part of a series of events scheduled during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012. The launch will be preceded by a talk by Latin American Art Curator Mari Carmen Ramirez from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston titled The Constructive Nexus in South America.
CIFO Art Space is located at 1018 North Miami Avenue. During Art Basel, it will open from 9 am through 4 pm from Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
CIFO Art Space
1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
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Admission is free