Monday, February 6, 2012

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space

Following the controversial decision by the European Commission not to classify artworks by Dan Flavin and Bill Viola as “art”, which means a VAT of 20% rather than 5% on their work, we present a MOCA video with Senior curator Alma Ruiz, who leads us through Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space; the first museum exhibition to situate pioneering Latin American artists among the international canon of those working with light and space.

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space from MOCA on Vimeo.
The exhibition presents Latin America as the source of new ideas about the nature and function of art through the re-creation of important large scale installations by five highly regarded and influential artists: Carlos Cruz Diez, Lucio Fontana, Julio Le Parc, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida, and Jesús Rafael Soto. The exhibition aims to illuminate the field by expanding the dialogue surrounding light-and-space practices in contemporary visual art beyond the California tradition of the late '60s and '70s, to include pivotal Latin American impulses expressed more than a decade earlier.

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