April 27, 2012 - Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros - Ferreira Gullar in conversation with Ariel Jiménez
April 27, 2012

Ferreira Gullar in conversation with Ariel Jiménez

Ferreira Gullar, “Noite (Night/Noche).” 
Poem-object, 1959. Reconstruction, 2004. 30 × 30 × 4 cm.*

FC/CPPC presents
Ferreira Gullar in conversation with Ariel Jiménez

Fifth title in the series CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS,
to be released in June 2012

www.coleccioncisneros.org

The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) announces the June 2012 publication of Ferreira Gullar in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, the fifth title in the CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS series. The book will be launched at The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s Celeste Bartos Theater on May 7th with a panel discussion moderated by Robert Storr.

This bilingual (English-Spanish) book presents a vivid portrait of Ferreira Gullar, an art critic, political essayist, playwright, and poet who has been a key and controversial figure in Brazil’s cultural scene. This publication presents conversations conducted over the past two years between Gullar and art historian Ariel Jiménez.

Ferreira Gullar was born in 1930 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. His poetic production has been closely intertwined with his work as an art critic. From his first major collection of poems (1954), to his Concrete and Neoconcrete work (1957–1959 and the important 1959 Neoconcrete Manifesto and the Theory of the Non-Object), Gullar’s artistic production is essential to the history of Brazilian and Latin American literature, deeply influencing generations of artists.

Ariel Jiménez, Gullar’s interlocutor, was the Curator (1998–2000) and Chief Curator (2000–2011) of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and Director (2004–2006) and Curator (2006–2011) of the Fundación de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. He has researched and written extensively about modern and contemporary art in Latin America. His publications include La Primacía del Color (1992), He vivido por los ojos, Correspondencia Alejandro Otero/Alfredo Boulton, 1946-1974 (2001), and three of the CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS books: Carlos Cruz-Diez (2010), Jesús Soto (2001, 2005, and 2011), and Ferreira Gullar (2012).

About the book series
CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS is a series of bilingual books published by the FC/CPPC featuring unique in-depth conversations between Latin American artists and leading critics, curators, and art historians. Each illustrated volume presents a comprehensive first-hand account of the artist’s development accompanied by critical reflections by the authors.

Available titles
Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez (September 2010)
Tomás Maldonado in conversation with/en conversación con María Amalia García (January 2011)
Jac Leirner in conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson (July 2011)
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez (December 2011)

Subsequent titles include conversations between:
Tania Bruguera and Claire Bishop
Waltercio Caldas and Ariel Jiménez (Fall 2013)
Luis Camnitzer and Alexander Alberro
Alfredo Jaar and Luis Pérez-Oramas
Gyula Kosice and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Fall 2012)
Julio Le Parc and Alexander Alberro
Liliana Porter and Inés Katzenstein (Spring 2013)

The series is distributed by D.A.P. (www.artbook.com) in the United States, and Editorial RM (www.editorialrm.com) in Spain and Latin America.

Ferreira Gullar in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jimenez
Hardcover, 6 x 9 in., 272 pages: 21 color, 17 B&W images
ISBN: 9780982354452 | TRADE
Publisher: Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Available: June 2012

About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Founded in the 1970s by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros. Based in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela, the CPPC’s mission is to enhance appreciation of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America; advance scholarship of Latin American art; and promote excellence in visual-arts education. The CPPC achieves these goals through the preservation, presentation, and study of the material culture of the Ibero-American world—ranging from the ethnographic to the contemporary. CPPC activities include exhibitions, publications, grants for scholarly research and artistic production, and the internationally-recognized education initiative Piensa en arte/Think Art.

*Image above:
Acervo Paço Imperial-Centro Cultural do IPHAN/MinC.

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