Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s
November 19, 2004 – April 24, 2005
“ (a) creative rethinking of the history of postwar vanguard art in the West.” - The New York Times
Artists from Europe, Latin America and North America turned to geometric abstraction as a springboard for experimentation after World War II. This landmark exhibition features more than 120 works by 85 artists from 20 countries on three continents, including: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the United States, and Venezuela. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Josef Albers, Max Bill, Lygia Clark, Lucio Fontana, Gego, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, François Morellet, Barnett Newman, Hélio Oiticica, Ad Reinhardt, Jesús Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely, among others.
Explore Beyond Geometry. A specially designed website includes in depth information on the exhibition and a historic timeline, images of artworks, and a glossary of terms. Click on the link for all of this and more: http://www.lacma.org
Cildo Meireles (b. 1948, Brazil) The Southern Cross 1969-1970. Wood. 3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in. Collection of the artist. Photo by Wilton Montenegro
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curated by Lynn Zelevansky, Curator and Department Head, Modern and Contemporary Art. It was supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of history and culture. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition and website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In Miami, the exhibition is supported by Miami Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition Fund and is coordinated by Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator Peter Boswell and Associate Curator Cheryl Hartup.