Room One. some skeaches of more exciting work. the artist have started to brake up the canvous. Dose this make the work more like an object rather than a space progected on to a flat plane ?
Some qwick reations to the work in room two. shows some of the more three dimentionaly deleoped work.
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From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition reveals some of the most original art of the last 100 years.
The time: 1930s. The place: South America. The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around them.
works come form Patricia Phelps Cisneros's collection of geometric abstract art form south amrica. this is what has gone into the exhbition and i gessing the hole collection was on show as at some points there was an uncohearence in the rooms.
The exhobtion show the transfur of modernist thinking across the world to south amrica, but what is moderniusm?
MODERNISUM is hard to sum up as one thing, it consists of many sub movement all with there own ideas, really its the start of the current approach to life and Modernistic thinking reshaped the world in the thwenith centry. mainly in art and desing moderniusum is the intorduction of the idea of "form follow function" and represtaiontion if not makeing something to be its own object. lots of modesnistc work has a core idea or posses of stipping something down to its basic element to make it more easly inturprated.
There was a hole in the wall. A perfectly geometic hole in the wall. As soon as you walked in so you could see thorugh to the last room almost teasing you on what was to come! Secondly this was the only room with a bench. why do you want a bench in the first room where the less developped work is? well this is because nearly all the works in hear were 2D and easly viwed when sitting down. Aslo the bench gided you round the edge of the room and filled the empty space due to a lack of 3D work left in the middle. Work in this room reflected far more standardised and comment modernistic paratices. simple geometric shape and block couler on a flat surfact witch is usaly exploring the brakeing down of an image or an emtion and playing with the idea of space and depth with in the picture. some of the more intresting work was apinted of a very fat canvious but didnt display and more explration of depth other than lifting the picture off the wall into its own space.
Room two had far more 3D work in it. The work work in hear was a step more developed than room ones ideas. Room Two didnt have a perticular lay out to it, it was sort of a splash of works. This format was addopted to incorage the viwer to walk round the objects. most was on the wall and presented with big shadows being cast off them. obvisly something done by the curator to bring the work more to life, witch was needed after seeing room three. The work in hear was done mostly by the brazinalns, i dont really know what that means beyond it being another way of orginising the work. there was a pice in the coner witch at first struck me to be a very intresting minimal pice. it consisted of brass pizza siles attaced to eacherther by hinges. there were to many to compleat a full cuircle so the object had folded its self up. this was a very intresting prosses to me, how a pice of work could biuld its self.
So far in the exhobiton the south amricans havent shown any radical new ideas to geometry !
Room three is what made the exhobition for me. The other two rooms were standard and nothing new to me but Room Three... first of all these works werent just explorations of monderinst ideal, they had alot more personalty to them (witch is not modernistic at all) the forms in hear seemed to be far more exprmental. more about seeing what will happern rather than displaying an idea. the room also addopted the splash lay out ( i like the splash lay out, it allows you to attack the room how you want). as soom as you wall thorugh the entracne yuo faced with the rooms master pice, this was obviuoly put hear as you can see it comeing and it sort of shoke you as you come round the coner. i liked this effect, it made one more excited about the rest of the room. at the back of the room was a lot of work by a lady called Gego. i liked Gego as the work is a more exprmental form of geometray. her work was hagging form the ceialing and some was in the miidle of the room. the problem with this room is that the master pice draws you in to see Gego work and everything inbertween you dont even notice.
Some new in "Gego"
Gego had a intresing new approach to geometry. She sets up a very geometrical shape useing stight wire jionting each end so it is free to move. Then hangs the object up... The result is a more natural example of geometry. The geometry builds its self she just simply sets the prosses in motion.
Room One, A place to sit and look at flat work.
A qwick diagram of the lay out of the splash form mat. i didnt diagram the pictures on the wall as there were so many nor the thing hangging from the roof.
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