SOUTHERN GEOMETRIESFrom Mexico to Patagonia

The style of the geometric art of Latin America
at Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

  The exhibition “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” at Foundation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America, bringing together 250 artworks made by over 70 artists from the Pre-Columbian period to present. Including modernist abstract art, sculpture, and architecture as well as ceramics, weaving, and body painting, the exhibition explores the wide range of approaches to geometric abstraction in Latin America, whether influenced by Pre-Columbian art, the European avant-garde or Amerindian cultures. Southern Geometries weaves visual relationships among diverse cultures and regions across time, inviting visitors to discover the vibrant patterns and designs of Latin American art.

“I have dreamed geometry. I have dreamed point, line, plane, and volume. I have dreamed yellow,red, and blue. I have dreamed globes and kingdoms, and mourning at dawn.” Jorge Luis Borgès

Celebrating contemporary art as well as the art of ancient civilizations, Southern Geometries takes the visitor from Mexico to Patagonia. Breaking free of artistic hierarchies and fostering a dialogue between all creative disciplines, the exhibition highlights the visual relationships that bring together artists, cultures, rites, and symbols.

Learn more about the exhibition “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” at Foundation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain
On view until February 24th, 2019.