FALL 2017
GCI News
Upcoming Events
Making Art Concrete

Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
A Getty Center exhibition, September 16, 2017–February 11, 2018

Combining art historical and scientific analysis, experts from the GCI and the Getty Research Institute have collaborated with the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros—a world-renowned collection of Latin American art—to examine the formal strategies and materials choices of avant-garde painters and sculptors associated with the Concrete art movement in Argentina and Brazil. Thirty works of geometric abstraction from the Cisneros Collection, created between 1946 and 1962, will be displayed alongside key technical findings, didactic videos, and historical documents. Important discoveries about the paintings and new insights into the artists’ techniques will be presented for the first time. Artists represented in the show include well-known figures such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, both of whom have recently received large retrospectives in the United States, as well as lesserknown but equally important artists such as Raúl Lozza, Tomás Maldonado, and Willys de Castro. This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.