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Author Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955- author, curator, organizer.

Title Contesting modernity : informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975 / Mari Carmen Ramírez, Tahía Rivero ; with María C. Gaztambide, Josefina Manrique, Gabriela Rangel.

Published [Houston, Texas] : Museum of Fine Arts Houston, [2018]
New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press
United States of America : Puritan Capital.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  700.411 RAMI    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 22-03-2019.
Physical description 272 pages : illustrations (some colour), photographs, portraits, facsimiles ; 30 cm
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 28, 2018 - January 21, 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contesting modernity / Tahía Rivero -- Surface tensions -- The Informalist avant-garde in Venezuela / Tahía Rivero -- El Techo de la Ballena -- Art from the rearguard in 1960s Venezuela / María C. Gaztambide -- Return to the "Real" -- Elsa Gramcko -- Of things and machines : Elsa Gramcko's journey from the void to the "real" / Mari Carmen Ramírez -- Marginal strategies -- Imagen de Caracas : art as action / Gabriela Rangel -- Chronology / María C. Gaztambide and Josefina Manrique -- Historical texts -- Artists' biographies.
Notes "Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975" : October 28, 2018-January 21, 2019, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States.
Summary This fascinating exploration of Venezuelan Informalism charts the movement's history from its beginnings in the mid-1950s to its last manifestations in the 1970s. Essays by an esteemed group of scholars discuss the variety, richness, and complexity of Informalism and examine the ways in which Venezuelan artists embraced many of the abstract, gestural tendencies contemporaneously developed in Abstract Expressionism, Tachism, and Art Informel. Providing a thorough and comprehensive overview of this artistically fertile, yet underappreciated, movement, this volume highlights the diverse approaches and the wide range of media employed by Informalism's key practitioners, including Elsa Gramcko, Alberto Brandt, Francisco Hung, Daniel Gonzalez, and the collective El Techo de la Ballena. Also featured are stunning works by internationally acclaimed figures who experimented with Informalism, such as Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Jesus Rafael Soto. Exhibition: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (26.10.2018-27.01.2019).
Language notes Text in English, translated from the Spanish.
Notes United States Texas Houston.
Other author Kervanjian, Melina, editor.
Brand, Heather, editor.
Beckwith, Anthony, translator.
Olea, Héctor, translator.
Rivero, Tahía, curator, organizer.
Gaztambide, María C., writer of added commentary.
Cabrera, Josefina Manrique, writer of added commentary.
Rangel, Gabriela, writer of added commentary.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Colección Mercantil Arte y Cultura (Caracas, Venezuela), organizer.
Subject Gramcko, Elsa, 1925-1994 -- Exhibitions.
Techo de la Ballena (Literary group) -- Exhibitions.
Art, Venezuelan -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art informel -- Venezuela -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Venezuela -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Abstract -- Venezuela -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- Venezuela -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
ISBN 9780300236897
Standard Number 99978921361