An introduction to 'Radical Geometry'
By Amy Macpherson
Published 16 May 2014
This summer the RA presents an exhibition of some of the most exciting geometric abstract art ever made.
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection brings together work from across the continent, produced against a backdrop of political and social upheaval and driven by a fervour for new ideas and boundary-breaking art.
In the video above, Royal Academy curator Dr Adrian Locke introduces some of the key artists in the exhibition, from Joaquín Torres-García - founder of the School of the South in 1930s Uruguay - to Carlos Cruz-Diez, whose work was recently seen in the Hayward Gallery's Light Show.
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection is at the RA from 5 July - 28 September 2014