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Gego 1955–1990

April 2008

Gego, née Gertrud Goldschmidt, fled Germany for South America in 1939 and became engaged, alongside other artists on that continent, in reinventing the Constructivist legacy in the '50s. Armed with degrees in architecture and engineering, … READ ON

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Regist(r)os: Artur Barrio

April 2008

Given the rise to prominence of an entire generation of Brazilian artists from the '60s and '70s—think Cildo Meireles and Tunga—it's a bit ironic that the radical work of Artur Barrio remains little known outside his own country. That should… READ ON

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Armando Reverón

January 2007

That Armando Reverón, a “belated Impressionist” from the periphery, is receiving a full-scale MoMA retrospective—some one hundred paintings, drawings, and sculptures made between 1920 and 1951—speaks volumes about the quality of his work.… READ ON

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Jorge Oteiza

September 2004

Although not well known outside Spain, Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza is highly regarded in his native country. The Guggenheim Bilbao, perhaps paying a debt to the region, is mounting a retrospective of the late artist’s work.… READ ON

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Fabian Marcaccio

September 2004

The show comprises seven canvases that span the artist’s oeuvre, over six hundred drawings, a group of digital paintings on LCD monitors, and a room-size painting whose perspective shifts dramatically in relation to the viewer’s position.… READ ON

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Trans-historias: José Alejandro Restrepo

January 2001

Curator José Roca chose an auspicious moment to organize José Alejandro Restrepo’s midcareer survey: The year 2001 marks the bicentennial of Alexander von Humboldt’s explorations of South America—long a point of departure for the Colombian … READ ON

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The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994

January 2001

As Europe was busy declaring the death of the author, Frantz Fanon observed, “In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” “The Short Century” aims to explore the manifold subjectivities and modernities engendered by… READ ON

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“The Experimental Exercise Of Freedom”

April 2000

This exhibition offered the perfect opportunity to overturn clichés about modernism in the periphery. Featuring the work of five of the most relevant South American avant-garde artists of the postwar period, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Gego,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2000

Mira Schendel, Sérgio Camargo, and Willys de Castro

January 2000

Curated by art historian and critic Ronaldo Brito, this monumental exhibition traces the formal affinities among and strategies of Brazilian artists Mira Schendel, Sérgio Camargo, and Willys de Castro over a nearly thirty-year period. Although,… READ ON

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