Hutchinson Modern UNTITLED, ART San Francisco 2020
“The Legacy of Abstraction in the Southern Cone and Beyond” Tracing the genealogy of Latin American Abstraction on both sides of the River Plate and beyond, to the employment of geometry and, most importantly, to using abstraction as a formal visual language
Hutchinson Modern presents “The Legacy of Abstraction in the Southern Cone and Beyond,” a selection of works created by Uruguayan and Argentine artists, along with works of Dominican-born New York artist, Freddy Rodríguez. Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, our booth traces the genealogy of Latin American Abstraction on both sides of the River Plate and beyond, by showcasing works that demonstrate the aesthetic legacy of modern masters upon today’s contemporary artists continuing to work in the field of Abstraction. Committed to the employment of geometry and abstraction as a formal visual language, we feature the significant contributions made by eight boundary-pushing artists including Joaquín Torres-García, Esteban Lisa, Ides Kihlen, Roberto Aizenberg, Freddy Rodríguez, Alejandro Corujeira, Beto de Volder, and Mariano Ferrante. Providing a broad historical view and highlighting the significant international contribution made by these artists from throughout the Americas, our booth reveals the complexities and variety of expressions that have characterized the art of Latin America throughout the century. Exhibiting works produced in the Southern Cone nations of South America up through the Caribbean, we offer a unique vision of the artists’ exploration and devotion to the fundamentals of Abstraction, celebrating its evocative quality in the context of Latin America’s modernization to today.