Colección: Arte y Foto
Editor: Gabriel Pérez Barreiro
Concrete Invention is focused on the development of geometric abstraction in Latin America (Montevideo, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas) throughout the decades of the thirties and seventies in the twentieth century.
Its contents, in no apparent order, are divided into several sections which enrich and shift the parameters of previous publications that have a more generalistic approach.
It includes important theoretical essays about this artistic movement, alternating with more personal reflections by contemporary artists, and a visual section featuring specific themes (geometry, illusion, dialogue, vibration, universalism). It ends with a questionnaire given to well-known theorists about the continuity, value and influence of geometric abstraction in the present.
Resembling an artist’s book, it includes a fold-out piece by artist José León Cerrillo, which forms a play on words with the publication’s title.
It accompanies the exhibition held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía from January to September 2013.