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La línea continua
Blanton Museum of Art
20 September - 15 February 2015
The University of Texas at Austin MLK at Congress, 200 East MLK Austin, USA

The Blanton Museum of Art presents "La línea continua", a selection of approximately 70 works from the Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American art. Recently gifted to the museum, the collection—the entirety of which will ultimately come to the Blanton—includes painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, and mixed media works by artists Tarsila do Amaral, Lygia Clark, Frida Kahlo, Carlos Mérida, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Wifredo Lam, Armando Reverón, Diego Rivera, Alejandro Xul Solar, and Joaquín Torres-García, among others. Spanning the early 20th century to the present, it features many artists who were key to the creation of modernism in Latin America.

"La línea continua" takes its name from an elegant sculpture which will be on view in the exhibition by Enio Iommi: a stainless steel “line” that traces an infinite loop in space. Other highlights include a 1917 cubist-period drawing by Diego Rivera; two cubist paintings by Wifredo Lam; an abstract glass mosaic by Carlos Mérida; a 1946 drawing by Frida Kahlo; a 1951 surrealist painting by Leonora Carrington; mid-20th-century Kinetic art from Venezuelan masters Jesús Rafael Soto, and Carlos Cruz-Diez; Brazilian Concrete and Neoconcrete art by Lygia Clark, Willys de Castro and Hélio Oiticica; and whimsical contemporary works by Jorge Macchi and Sebastián Gordín.

Exhibition view (Tomasello, Soto, Cruz-Diez).

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