We are very happy that “Relief No. 30” by Raúl Lozza and “Marco Recortado no. 2” by Juan Melé are now at the @themuseumofmodernart , New-York. Both works were exhibited by von Bartha @artbasel in 1991. – “Relief No. 30 expands the picture plane beyond the confines of the canvas and stretcher. The founder of his own experimental micro-movement in Buenos Aires in the 1940s, Lozza dedicated his career to the exploration of a kind of art that was non-illusionistic and non-metaphorical. He hung works like this one on a long wall painted in a single color; freed from the border of a canvas or frame, Relief No. 30 is meant to exist in an actual three-dimensional space, rather than a simulated one. » – Laura Hoptman, Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New-York –
Video: Raúl Lozza, Relief No. 30, 1946, Casein on wood and painted metal, 41.9 x 53.7 x 2.7 cm. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to the MoMA, New-York, through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund.
Images: 1. Juan Melé, Marco Recortado / Cut-out Frame No. 2, 1946, Oil on board, 71.1 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to the MoMA, New-York, through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund.
2. Arte Concreto-Invención – Arte Madí, von Bartha booth at Art Basel, 1991. With works by Tomás Maldonado and Juan Melé
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