Archives: 2008: Carlos Cruz-Diez. (In) Formed by Color
Carlos Cruz-Diez. (In) Formed by Color
Americas Society’s Art Gallery
10 September - 13 December 2008
680 Park Avenue, New-York, USA

The Americas Society presents Carlos Cruz-Diez’s first solo show in a major U.S. cultural institution. Focusing on the relationship between color and perception, the exhibition will increase the visibility and appreciation of Carlos Cruz-Diez in the United States.

Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)formed by Color will feature a Chromosaturation, a site-specific environment designed by the artist for Americas Society’s gallery. Initially conceived of in 1965, this groundbreaking artwork consists of three separate light-infused color chambers of red, green, and blue. The true content of the work involves the visitor walking into, through, and around the shifting chromatic space, and its interaction over time with his or her own physical movement. The exhibition will also present 20 of Cruz-Diez’ early Physichromies, a series of changeable chromatic structures produced from 1959 onward. These will offer insight into the thinking process behind the artist’s exploration of the liberating, participatory experience of color as a physical presence.

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