São Paulo / A Shared Global Dream: A conversation about “The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic and Op Art in...

  • Constantin Flondor (Romania, 1936), Pentagona, 1971
Constantin Flondor (Romania, 1936), Pentagona, 1971

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A Shared Global Dream: A conversation about “The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic and Op Art in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America 1950s-1970s”
Text: Cynthia Garcia

Direct from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow to São Paulo’s SESC Pinheiros, “O Outro Transatlântico: Arte Cinética e Óptica no Leste Europeu e América Latina de 1950 a 1970” (The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic and Op Art in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America 1950s-1970s) sheds light on an alternative path away from the traditional axis of Paris, London and New York.

Converging Warsaw, Bucharest, Budapest, Zagreb and Moscow with São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Bogota and Buenos Aires, the exhibition stages over a hundred works by thirty artists from the postwar art scenes of Eastern Europe and Latin America that shared a common esthetic and scientific enthusiasm. The event was produced with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw where our interview subject, Polish curator Marta Dziewańska, acts as researcher and curator. The other two curators of this enlightening must-see exhibition are Abigail Winograd, associate curator of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and professor Dieter Roelstraete, curator of the Neubauer Collegium Gallery at the University of Chicago.