Agam: Beyond the Visible (Third Edition)

Agam: Beyond the Visible (Third Edition)

Sayako Aragaki 

Acclaimed artist Yaacov Agam fundamentally challenged the accepted idea of art as a fixed image. Sayako Aragaki, once a curator for an Agam exhibition, elaborates on the Jewish aspects of Agam’s work from a Japanese perspective

Sayako Aragaki, Agam: Beyond the Visible (Third Edition), Gefen Publishing House – 2013

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Victor Vasarely Catalogue

Victor Vasarely

Galerija Kortil

“Vasarely’s art reached its pinnacle after 1954. This was indicated by the opening of Movement (Le Mouvement) a group exhibition held at Denise René Gallery in April 1955. The show was participated by two pioneers of kinetic art Marcel Duchamp and Alexander Calder, along with Vasarely and young artists such as Jesus Rafael Sotó, Nicolas Schöffer and Jan Tinguely. The exhibition also featured Vasarely’s Yellow Manifesto. The manifesto was an expression of his reflections on kineticism and plastic unity, as well as the basic painting language, where geometric elements are multiplied into permutation series. Manifesto brought forward his opinion on the need for serial multiplication and popularization of artwork.”

Galerija Kortil, Victor Vasarely, City of Rijeka, Department of Culture, 2009.

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Sur Les Chemins Du Bambou

Sur Les Chemins Du Bambou

Laurent Martin “Lo”

A catalog about Lo’s work and his experience with bamboo and the environment that he explores.

Laurent Martin “Lo”, Sur Les Chemins Du Bambou, 2016

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Power Pixels: Miguel Chevelier

Power Pixels

Serge Fauchereau and David Rosenberg

Serge Fauchereau and interview with David Rosenberg, Power Pixels, 2013

Published by Centre des arts, Enghien-les-Bains.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Du Statique au Dynamique

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Du Statique au Dynamique

Carlos Cruz-Diez

An exhibition catalogue from Carlos Cruz-Diez‘ solo exhibtio, Du Statique au Dynamiqu, Paris 2016

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Transfiguration de la couleur, Marlborough Gallery, Inc., 2015

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Transfiguration de la couleur

Geometry Beyond Limits

Jean Cherqui, ed. Laura Maggioni and texts by Serge Lemoine and Matthieu Poirier

A catalogue of Latin American contemporary art from the Jean and Colette Cherqui collection, Published in conjunction with the exhibition Geometory Beyond Limitsat the Maison de l’Amérique latine, Paris, 2010. Within the collection are works by artists, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Miguel Chevalier, Luis Tomasello and Antonio Asis

“Modern and contemporary painting has been our world for the last forty years by way of exhibitions, galleries, auction rooms, workshops and endless books on art and art history, and it is now clear that our deepest interest lies in “constructed abstract art”. We started by collecting the work of classical and impressionist artists, the Paris school and so on. In the 1970s, Nathalie Seroussi opened a young, dynamic space known as Galerie Quincampoix. That is where we first saw Arden Quin’s work.

At last, the essential could be said with a relatively reduced alphabet, which resulted in sparing, delicate yet playful geometric works. It was art without effects, but the effect on us was mind-blasting.

From then on, we rather frenetically accumulated a lot of works of “geometric abstraction” rom all the continents, particularly Latin America and Europe, between which Arden Quin spanned the gap exactly. Lines, circles and squares were the simple tools shared by the artists we chose. Our interest in optical and kinetic art came later.

Geometrical forms were animated by optical illusions, physical movements or even just slight shifts in light.

Our adventure took on a new dimension. ” – Colette and Jean Cherqui

Jean Cherqui, Geometry Beyond Limits, 5 Continents Editions srl, 2010

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color Happens

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color Happens

Osbel Suárez, Gloria Carnevali, Carlos Cruz-Diez

This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color Happens with Fundación Juan March in Madrid 2009. This was the first solo exhibition of Cruz-Diez in a Spanish museum. Included is an interview of Carlos Cruz-Diez by Gloria Carnevali:

“I use colors based on their effectiveness; I choose colors that conflict with one another, producing a more powerful and noticeable effect of changing colors. Experience has shown me thin strips help create this effect, for they act more aggressively than large uniform surfaces. When different colors come into contact they are in tension, they may involve studying which color associations are more effective. Varying the 56 or more colors I use is not enough; further selective criteria are necessary. I also have to choose between certain ranges and combinations of color. This decision is based on a strict, functional method and my own sensibility. Although I reject personal taste because it contradicts the principles of research, I must admit I am fond of certain colours. We recognise painters’ work by the particular color ranges they use, Van Gogh and Cèzanne colours are unmistakable, as are certain shades of blue that only Picasso could have painted. As any other painter I feel inclined towards certain tones of color, in spite of the rigorous method I have imposed on myself.” – Carlos Cruz-Diez

Osbel Suárez, Gloria Carnevali, Carlos Cruz-DiezCarlos Cruz-Diez: Color Happens, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, 2009

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Reflection on Colour

Reflection on Color

Carlos Cruz-Diez

New revised and extended edition from the original Spanish version. Written in 1989 by Carlos Cruz-Diez and containing the artist’s reflections regarding his research on color, which started in 1954 in Caracas, Barcelona, and Paris.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Reflection on Color, 1989

Text and drawings by Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Edited by the Juan March Foundation and the Cruz-Diez Foundation.
2009 (original edition 1989)
Double English and Spanish edition

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