A look inside ‘Radical Geometry’

A video tour with curator Gabriel Perez-Barreiro

By Amy Macpherson

Published 7 July 2014

Explore some of the highlights in our exhibition of groundbreaking abstract art from 20th-century South America


Radical Geometry





Geometric Abstraction

South America

Amy Macpherson

  • Thinking outside the frame: Buenos Aires in the 1940s and '50s

    Gabriel Perez-Barreiro introduces a group of artists who fused geometric abstraction with radical politics:

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  • Visible ideas: São Paulo in the 1950s

    Influenced by the psychology of perception and mimicking industrial processes, this group of abstract geometric works reflect Brazil’s embrace of the the modern in the mid-century:

  • Video

  • Venezuela: Light and vibration, movement and colour

    We take a look at two mesmerising works of kinetic art produced by Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez:

  • Video

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