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Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation

Published 10 July 2014

The legendary Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez discusses his experiments with colour and movement, and how he engages viewers with his art.

  • Carlos Cruz-Diez has pioneered the integration of colour, science and movement in art for over 60 years. His work includes paintings, huge projects in public spaces, and light installations (seen last year at the Hayward Gallery’s Light Show). Cruz-Diez has four works in our exhibition Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection and has recently painted a ‘dazzle ship’ for the Liverpool Biennial.

    On 4 July Carlos Cruz-Diez visited the RA to take part in a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Joanne Harwood. He reflects upon his career, the unstable nature of colour, and his commitment to art that directly engages its viewers.

    Dr. Joanne Harwood is Director of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA, University of Essex). Translation is provided by Andrés Montenegro.

    This was an RA Schools event, supported by the David Lean Foundation.

    Watch a short clip from the recording:

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    In this short extract from our recording of the event 'Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with Joanne Harwood', the artist explains why he first began his experimentations with colour.

  • Watch the full length recording below:

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