Museum of Latin American Art opens Magdalena Fernandez. 2iPM009

. February 27, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Latin American Art opens Magdalena Fernandez. 2iPM009, an exhibition on view February 25–May 27, 2012.

The exhibition Magdalena Fernández: 2iPM009 was organized by The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University and curated by Julia P. Herzberg. The current exhibition has four additional small video works on display related to the Mobile Paintings and Mobile Drawings series. Magdalena Fernández (Caracas, b. 1964) is a Venezuelan artist whose work has been associated with one of the most significant modern artistic traditions: geometric abstraction. There are many visual and conceptual connections between some of her seminal works and the works of Piet Mondrian, Kasimir Malevich, Sol LeWitt, and the Latin American artists Joaquín Torres-García, Jesús Soto, Gego, and the Madí Group. While it is true that Fernández is determined to position her own work within the traditions that these artists have founded, it is also true that she has transformed those traditions, sometimes subtly, and sometimes drastically. Julia Herzberg, curator of the exhibition, refers to the relationship between modern abstraction and Fernández’s work by stating that, “Fernández used sound, light and moving image to give a 21st century twist to a 20th century utopian vision.”

The exhibition Magdalena Fernández: 2iPM009 was organized by The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University and curated by Julia P. Herzberg. Support is provided by the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, Arts Council for Long Beach and City of Long Beach. Media support is provided by KCRW.

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

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