This exhibition brings together thirty pieces by American artists of the abstract school in dialogue with contemporary artists who have continued their legacy to the present.
Fifty years ago, the curator William Seitz presented an exhibition of optical art entitled The Responsive Eye at the Moma in New York. With this proposal he displayed a panorama of contemporary pieces of this trend that globally brought together works by artists and groups from Italy, Argentina, the United States, England, Poland, among others. With the help of one of the most important experts of the period and of geometric art, the gallery owner Denise René, the exhibition revealed perceptual investigations and retinal-effect pieces associated with pure form, color and line.
On the occasion of the celebration of the fifty years of that iconic exhibition, MACBA's exhibition proposal for 2015 honors this central initiative to the conception of its collection, since many of the artists represented in it correspond to those who were presented in back then¹, and seeks to bring them together again in an initiative titled Geometric Obsession. American School 1965-2015.
This exhibition brings together thirty pieces by American artists of the abstract school in dialogue with contemporary artists who have continued their legacy to the present².
In turn, a series of activities are planned around the exhibition that will include a symposium with local and American specialists, which will allow us to understand the relevance of this group and its impact on art history up to the present. Likewise, it is estimated for 2016 the roaming of this exhibition in our country and at the regional level, in the first instance in Chile.
Curator: Robert C. Morgan