From the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros talks about the collecion’s first major exhibition in Europe, La invención concreta, and its digital components: an iPad app available on iTunes for free, through which you can explore the works in the show from abroad, and a website that enhanced onsite visits through customized tours and audio guides.
On the occasion of the opening of the show La invención concreta [Concrete Invention], the first major exhibition of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in Europe, we present an excerpt from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros’ conference entitled “Colección privada, voación pública” ["Private collection, public functions"] for the Círculo Arte y Mecenazgo organized by Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo in Madrid, Spain.
Cabinet and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros invite you to a discussion to celebrate the launch of Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the sixth book in the Fundación Cisneros’s Conversations/Conversaciones series.
The discussion, featuring Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Eva Díaz, and D. Graham Burrnett, will explore the legacy and implications of this enormously important, yet under-recognized visionary modernist.
A Q&A will follow.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet and a professor of history at Princeton University. His most recent book is “The Sounding of the Whale” (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Eva Díaz is assistant professor in the History of Art And Design at Pratt institute. “The Experimeters,” her book on Black Mountain College, will be released in the fall of 2013 by University of Chicago Press. Díaz’s writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Art in America, Cabinet, Frieze, Grey Room, and Tate Etc. She is currently working on a book about the legacy of Buckminster Fuller’s work in contemporary art practices.
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is director and chief curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. From 2002 to 2007 he was Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin. He was curator of the 6th Mercosul Biennial (2007)