Joaquín Torres-García: A Modern Arcadia

25 Oct 2015 - 5 Feb 2017
The Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York; Fundación Telefónica, Madrid; Museo Picasso, Málaga
Curated by:
Luis Pérez-Oramas

The Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949). The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures, and original artist notebooks and rare publications. This retrospective unfolds as a survey combining a chronological display with a thematic approach with emphasis on two key moments: the period from 1923 to 1933, when Torres-García participated in various European early-modern avant-garde movements; and 1935 to 1943, when he produced one of the most striking repertoires of synthetic abstraction upon his return to Uruguay.