The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation announces Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.Â The exhibit will open on December 3rd to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection attempts to focus on the typical features of abstraction that still permeate in art production today and define it as a movement instead of an aesthetic category. The exhibit is divided in five areas: Abstract Impulses is dedicated to the crisis in representation and the rupture in mimetic representation. Laboratory of Reason refers to the questioning of the nature, essence and even the existence of art. Uncommon Senses relates to the integration and crossover of other mediums and 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. The last section Expanded Field deals with many artists’ experimentation with non-traditional media like photography, film and collage. This group of works will only exist in a separate form in the catalogue. In the exhibition space they will be presented within the other curatorial groupings.
The exhibition includes 101 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 curated by the foundation itself.