Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros collection
Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros collection will be on view from December 3, 2014 to March 29, 2015. The exhibition includes 110 pieces by 72 artists from different generations and latitudes, who share their interpretations and philosophies of abstraction. This exhibit will also be the first CIFO exhibit ever curated by the foundation itself. Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection explores Abstraction as an aesthetic category instead of as a movement or art trend. Since its inception Abstraction has provided a series of models that remain paradigmatic and exemplary in today’s art production. The exhibit is divided in five areas: Abstract Impulses dedicated to the rupture with mimetic representation and its concomitant representational crisis. Laboratory of Reason refers to the questioning of the nature, essence and even the existence of art implied in abstration. Uncommon Senses relates to the integration and crossover of other art forms that required the use of multiple senses, both from its makers and art’s viewers. Spatial Conflicts touches on abstraction as a radical change in the conception of spatiality that substituted the Rennaisance perspectival notion of space. The last section Expanded Field deals with many artists’ experimentation with non-traditional media like photography, film, video and installation. (This group of works will only exist in a separate form in the catalogue).