5/14/2012 4:19 PM
In an unprecedented collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and three Latin American institutions, the exhibition, Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time, will afford international audiences with a unique opportunity to engage with the artist’s innovative experimentations with color.
Cruz-Diez’s wide-ranging body of work includes unconventional color structures, light environments, street interventions, and architectural projects, all of which stimulate the response of the human eye and promote the participatory nature of color. Cruz-Diez doesn’t simply include color in his work, he focuses on and emphasizes color as the subject of his art. He is also a master of optical illusion, challenging the viewer to reconsider the same installation from all angles. One of his works from the cleverly titled Intervention in Urban Spaces series can be seen on the streets of the Houston Museum District.
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time—organized by the MFAH—is the first large-scale retrospective of this artist, and it offers a reevaluation of Cruz-Diez’s artistic production, placing him within the broader context of 20th-century Modernism. Lucky viewers will have the chance to see the exhibition at MALBA in Buenos Aires (September 20, 2011–March 5, 2012), Pinacoteca de São Paulo (July 14–September 23, 2012), and MUAC in Mexico City (October 2012–February 2013).