Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) opens Esteban Lisa. Playing with Lines and Colors

. February 27, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Lond beach presents Esteban Lisa. Playing with Lines and Colors, an exhibition on view February 25–May 27, 2012.

Esteban Lisa, “Juego con líneas y colores / Playing with Lines and Colors,” c. 1954. Oil on paper, Private Collection, Madrid

Esteban Lisa: Playing with Lines and Colors, curated by Barbara Bloemink and Jorge Virgili, is a retrospective exhibition covering the work of Esteban Lisa from the 1930s to 1970s. It is also the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States. Together with Juan Del Prete and Joaquín Torres-García, Esteban Lisa (Toledo, Spain, b. 1895) is one of the pioneers of abstraction in Latin America. However, this fact is mostly unknown, because until very recently he was an unrecognized figure. This is primarily the result of two things: first, even though Lisa was a very prolific artist, he never exhibited during his lifetime, and second, the forms of abstraction he developed do not easily fit into the recognized modern abstract traditions that arose in Argentina and Latin America between the 1940s and 1970s.

The exhibition Esteban Lisa: Playing with Lines and Colors/Juego con líneas y colores is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in association with Fundación Esteban Lisa in Buenos Aires and curated by Barbara Bloemink and Jorge Virgili. Sponsorship is provided by Colgate-Palmolive Company, Fundación Esteban Lisa, and Sayago & Pardon. Additional support is provided the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, Arts Council for Long Beach, City of Long Beach, and Isabella Hutchinson and Diego Gradowczyk. Media support is provided by KCRW (89.9FM).

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
www.molaa.org

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