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  Joaquín Torres-García, Construction in White and Black. 1938

Joaquín Torres-García:
The Arcadian Modern

October 25, 2015 - February 15, 2016
The Museum of Modern Art | New York, NY, USA

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Joaquín Torres-García, one of the most complex and emblematic modern masters from the first half of the 20th century.

The exhibition embraces the artist’s entire œuvre—drawings, paintings, objects, sculptures, and original artist notebooks and rare publications ranging from the late 19th century to the 1940s—presented in a chronological display with a thematic approach.

A sequence of chapters focuses on two key moments: the period from 1923 to 1933, when Torres-García participated in various European early-modern avant-garde movements while establishing his own signature pictographic/Constructivist style; and 1935 to 1943, when he produced one of the most striking repertoires of synthetic abstraction upon his return to Uruguay.

The exhibition is organized by Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, with Karen Grimson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.

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Image: Joaquín Torres García. Composition, 1931.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Larry Aldrich, 1956. Photo Thomas Griesel.

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