January 5, 2012 - Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros - Jesús Soto in conversation with Ariel Jiménez
January 5, 2012

Jesús Soto in conversation with Ariel Jiménez

CPPC presents Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez

ISBN: 978-0-9823544-6-9
Publisher: Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Format: Hbk, 6 x 9.25 in. / 198 pgs / 41 color / 3 b&w
www.coleccioncisneros.org

 

The Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (FC/CPPC) is pleased to announce the publication of Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, the fourth title in the critically-acclaimed CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS series. The book presents dialogues between the renowned Venezuelan kinetic artist Jesús Soto (1923–2005), and art historian Ariel Jiménez. Based on Conversaciones con Jesús Soto, originally published by the Fundación Cisneros in 2001 and 2005, this bilingual (Spanish/English) book has been revised and expanded with new illustrations and author commentary.

Drawn from over nine years of interviews, the conversations provide a unique insight into Jesús Soto’s fascinating career. Distinguished for his involvement in the development of kinetic art in Paris in the 1950s and 60s, and his subsequent work in the geometric abstract movements in Venezuela, Soto is recognized today as one of the most important Latin American artists of the century.

Ariel Jiménez, Soto’s interlocutor, was curator (1998–2000) and later chief curator (2000–2011) of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and was director (2004–2006) and then curator (2006­­–2011) of the Fundación de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto in Ciudad Bolivar, 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), Conversaciones con Jesús Soto (2001 and 2005), Soto (2007) and Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez (2010).

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
Tomás Maldonado in conversation with/en conversación con María Amalia García
Jac Leirner in conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson

Forthcoming titles include conversations between:
Ferreira Gullar and Ariel Jiménez (Spring 2012)
Gyula Kosice and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Fall 2012) 
Liliana Porter  and Inés Katzenstein (Spring 2013)
Waltercio Caldas and Ariel Jiménez (Fall 2013)
Luis Camnitzer and Alexander Alberro (Spring 2014) 
Tania Bruguera and Claire Bishop
Alfredo Jaar and Luis Pérez-Oramas
Julio Le Parc and Alexander Alberro
Antonieta Sosa and Ariel Jiménez

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

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, 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.
www.coleccioncisneros.org

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