Exhibition Details


Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: May 2, 2020
to September 20, 2020
Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art 
Steele Gallery
May 2 - August 2, 2020
 
Phoenix Art Museum is the recipient of a significant gift from Nicholas Pardon, co-founder of the SPACE Collection, the largest collection of post-1990s abstract art from Latin America in the United States. The gift includes 112 artworks by 49 artists from 14 Latin American countries is significant in many ways. The gift adds depth to the Museum’s collection, strengthening its holdings of artworks created in nations previously unrepresented, such as Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay, while also fundamentally fortifying the Museum’s collection of Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, and Venezuelan art. Additionally, the donated works update the Latin American art collection at Phoenix Art Museum, with the majority created between 2001 and 2016. Finally, the significant gift of abstract artworks provides even greater opportunities to foster new understandings about Latin American art in the Phoenix community and beyond. Abstraction as an art form has a long and lasting legacy in the Americas, building upon modernist, concrete, neo-concrete, and kinetic traditions that spanned the 1940s to the late 1970s. Since the 1990s, Latin American abstraction specifically has become a space for critical intervention on pressing social, political, and cultural issues. The increased representation of abstract Latin American art in the Museum’s collection will enable the Phoenix community to experience such works in person. 
 
The gift from Pardon places the Museum within larger conversations in the art world about the global significance of Latin American art. An exhibition featuring the newly acquired works will open in Spring of 2020. It will offer the diverse Phoenix community the opportunity to learn about the many contributions of Latin American artists to contemporary abstraction, and will feature major works by artists recognized as the pioneers of their generation.
 
Historias de abstracción: arte latinoamericano contemporáneo
Steele Gallery
El 2 de mayo – el 2 de agosto, 2020
 
Phoenix Art Museum es el recipiente de una donación signifcante de Nicholas Pardon, co-fundador de la anteriormente conocida Colección “SPACE”, la colección mas grande del arte abstracto de latinoamerica después de la década 1990 en los EE.UU. La donación incluye 112 obras de 49 artists de 14 paises latinoamericano y es significante en múltiples maneras. Este obsequio agrega profundidad a las colecciones del Museo, fortalece sus selecciones de obras de arte creadas en naciones previamente no representadas, como Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico y Uruguay, y también reforza fundamentalmente la colección de arte argentino, brasileño, cubano, mexicano, peruano y venezolano. Adicionalmente, las obras donadas actualizan la colección de arte latinoamericano de Phoenix Art Museum, con la mayoría creada entre los años de 2001 y 2016. Finalmente, la donación significante de obras de arte abstractas proporciona oportunidades importantes para fomenter nuevas comprensiones sobre el arte latinoamericano en la comunidad de Phoenix y más allá. La abstracción es una forma de arte con un legado duradero en las America,s basándose en tradiciones modernistas, concretas, neo-concretas y cinéticas que abarcaron desde la década de 1940 hasta finales de la década de 1970. Desde la década 1990, la abstracción latinoamericana especificamente ha sido un espacio para la intervención crítica acerca de las problemas sociales, políticos y culturales apremiantes. La representación aumentada del arte abstracto latinoamericano en la colección del Museo permitirá que la comunidad de Phoenix experimenta tales obras personalmente.
 
La donación hecho por Nicholas Pardon coloca al Museo en conversaciones más amplias en el mundo del arte sobre la importancia global del arte latinoamericano. En la primavera del año 2020, se inaugurará una exposición con las obras recientamente adquiridas. Ofrecerá a la comunidad diversa de Phoenix la oportunidad de conocer las numerosas contribuciones de los artistas latinoamericanos a la abstracción contemporánea, y presentará obras importantes de artistas reconocidos como los pioneros de su generacion.

 

ADMISSION

Free for Members, veterans and active-duty Militaryand youth aged 5 and under.

General Admission:
$23 — Adults
$20 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$18 — Students (with ID) 

$14 
— Youth (Ages 6-17)

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Voluntary-Donation Hours

This exhibition is open to the public for $8 (adult) / $5 (youth) during voluntary-donation, pay-what-you-wish hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the first Friday of each month, and is free for youth ages 17 and under from 10 am5 pm on the last Saturday of each month during Creative Saturdays: Free Under 18
 

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RELATED PROGRAMS (PROGRAMAS RELACIONADOS)
 
Thursday, May 14 | 6 pm
Guests of the Museum are invited to deepen their understanding and experience of Latin American art and artists. 
Visitantes al Museo están invitados a profundizar su comprensión y experiencia del arte y los artistas latinoamericanos.
 

PRESS INFORMATION
 
Media images and credit lines: Download here
Press Release: Coming soon
Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org
 
Image credit: Horacio Zabala, Hipótesis para una ecuación (amrillo, azul, marron, verde, rojo) (Hypothesis for an Equation [Yellow, Blue, Brown, Green, and Red]), 2012. Acrylic on canvas, enamel on wood. Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image courtesy of Nicholas Pardon. 
 
Image credit: Pia Camil, Espectacular (telón) (Spectacular [Curtain]), 2013. Hand dyed and stitched canvas. Image Courtesy of Nicholas Pardon.
 
Image credit (detail): MIguel Ángel Ríos, Critica Post-colonial #13 (Post-Colonia Criticism #13), 1993. Pleated paper and push pins. Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image courtesy of Nicholas Pardon. 
 
Image credit: Darío Escobar, Broken Circle VIII, 2013. Plastic and steel. Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image Courtesy of the artist and Nils Steerk, Copenhagen. Photograph: Andres Asturias.