Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
A New Publication Series
The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) announces the publication of CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS, a new series of bilingual books composed of unique in-depth conversations between modern and contemporary artists from Latin America, and critics, curators, and art historians.
The inaugural title in the series, Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez documents a conversation between preeminent Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and FC/CPPC Chief Curator Ariel Jiménez and is now available in bookstores and through D.A.P., www.artbook.com.
Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
Based on conversations that occurred over a span of thirty years, Ariel Jiménez provides a deep and engaged account of the life and work of Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of Latin America's foremost artists, and a leading practitioner of Kinetic and Op art. Born in Venezuela in 1923, Cruz-Diez traveled in Western Europe throughout the 1950s, absorbing Bauhaus color theory and trends in geometric abstraction. He returned to Venezuela in 1957 to help initiate a massive wave of experimentation in Abstract, Concrete, Op and Kinetic art. Along with his fellow artists Jesús Soto and Alejandro Otero, Cruz-Diez shared an interest in the relation between color and perception, which he has continued to pursue in installations, environments and public sculptures.
Publisher: Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York /Caracas
Format: Hbk, 6 x 9.25 in. / 248 pgs / 64 color / 30 b&w
Forthcoming titles in the series include:
Tomás Maldonado/María Amalia García [December 2010]
Jac Leirner /Adele Nelson [Spring 2011]
Waltercio Caldas/Ariel Jiménez
Luis Camnitzer/ Cuauhtémoc Medina
Ferreira Gullar/Ariel Jiménez
Alfredo Jaar /Luis Pérez-Oramas
Gyula Kosice /Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
Cildo Meireles /Paulo Herkenhoff
Liliana Porter /Inés Katzenstein
For more information and reviews please visit www.coleccioncisneros.org
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), founded in the 1970s by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros. Based in New York City and Caracas, the CPPC's mission is to increase understanding and awareness of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America. Additionally, the CPPC works to advance scholarship of Latin American art, promote excellence in visual-arts education, and encourage a high level of expertise among Latin American art professionals. It achieves these goals through the preservation, presentation, and study of the material culture of the Ibero-American world, including modern and contemporary art, colonial and federalist art and objects, and the works of traveler artists to Latin America, as well as the material evidence of Latin America's indigenous peoples. CPPC activities include exhibitions, publications, grants for scholarly research and artistic production, and the internationally-recognized education initiative Piensa en arte/Think Art.