Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction

The Juan Carlos Maldonado Art Collection proudly lent works from its collection and contributed to the publication of the catalogue for the exhibition Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction, at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

On View from October 13, 2010 until January 2, 2011, the exhibition presented a historical overview of the origins of the country’s abstract movement, focusing on its early development dating from the late 1940’s to the 1970’s.

The selection of works from private collections and foundations included in the exhibit document an important period of Venezuela’s art history which was instrumental in the development of Modern Art in the Americas. Paintings, sculptures, and installations, illustrate the development of Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art, and introduce many artists who contributed to the development of movement in Venezuela, unknown to the American public.

The show curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Carlota Perez-Appelbaum featured works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gertrude Goldschmidt (GEGO), Mateo Manaure, Alejandro Otero and Jesús Rafael Soto, among others.

To view the catalogue visit Embracing Modernity on Issuu by clicking here.

To download the catalogue visit Florida International University FIU Digital Commons by clicking here.


Publisher: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum / Florida International University

Pages: 80

ISBN: 978-0-9819337-6-4