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Ramírez, Mari Carmen 1955-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 6,306 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Curator, Contributor, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mari Carmen Ramírez
 
Most widely held works by Mari Carmen Ramírez
Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin America by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twentieth-century, avant-garde artists from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean created extraordinary and highly innovative paintings, sculptures, assemblages, mixed-media works, and installations. This book presents more than 250 works by some seventy of these artists (including Gego, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Xui Solar, and Jose Clemente Orozco) and artists' groups, along with interpretive essays by leading authorities and newly translated manifestoes and other theoretical documents written by the artists. Together the images and texts showcase the artistic achievements of the Latin American avant-garde."--Jacket
Helio Oiticica : the body of color by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One the most creative artists of the twentieth century, Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) played a key role in the Tropicalia movement in Brazil, and in the overall development of Latin American art and culture. Beginning with formal, abstract works on paper, he progressed to creating labyrinths, works that could be worn as clothing, structures hung from the ceiling, and works that featured pure, vivid pigments. The large-scale environments he created toward the end of his career opened up new sensory worlds for gallery visitors, inviting them to take off their shoes and walk in sand or share the exhibition space with live, brilliantly colored tropical parrots. Drawing on new research and including previously unseen works, this is the most extensive publication yet on this crucial Latin American artist."--Amazon
El Taller Torres-García : the School of the South and its legacy by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gego : entre la transparencia y lo invisible = Gego : between transparency and the invisible by Gego( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color in Space and Time : Cruz-Diez by Carlos Cruz Diez( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Time and Space accompanies the first large-scale retrospective of the work of the Venezuelan master, considered to be one of the greatest artistic innovators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries"--Provided by publisher
Contingent beauty : contemporary art from Latin America( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring cutting-edge techniques and daring themes, many Latin American artists seamlessly intertwine aesthetic refinement with biting critiques of social and political issues. Contingent Beauty assembles major works by more than 20 such artists who have made significant contributions to the global art scene over the past 30 years. Encompassing a variety of media — including painting, drawing, sculpture, and video — the majority of these innovative works are culled from the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which possesses an exceptional collection of contemporary Latin American art. These objects, while formally sophisticated and alluring, are not ends unto themselves but rather tools intended to heighten viewers’ awareness of critical factors that shape the lives of these artists, such as poverty, gender, political repression, the war on drugs, and globalization. In some instances, the “beauty” of these works is contingent upon cultural interpretation. Tensions between beauty and violence, seduction and repulsion, elegance and brutality contribute to the enduring impact of this art and provide a revelatory experience for readers.0Exhibition: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA (22.121.2015-1.2016)
Dimensions of constructive art in Brazil : the Adolpho Leirner Collection by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questioning the line : Gego in context by Gego( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the late 1950s until the 1980s, the German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) made drawings, prints, three-dimensional works, hanging-net pieces (reticulareas), and wire constructions (drawings without paper) of extraordinary quality. Taken as a whole, these works illustrate the issue at the core of her production: the liberation of line from volume and form into space. Though little known outside of Latin America, Gego's work enjoyed a dialogue with twentieth-century artists and movements active not only in Venezuela, but also worldwide. In a series of essays examining her art in relation to Modernism, Informalism, kinetic art, and other tendencies, this volume--the second in the MFAH International Center for the Arts of the Americas series--situates Gego in her international context
Collecting Latin American art for the 21st century by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is based on the symposium 'Collecting Latin American Art for the 21st century' the first public event organized by the MFAH's Department of Latin American Art and International Center for the Arts of the Americas."--Page 4 of cover
Intersecting modernities : Latin American art from the Brillembourg Capriles collection by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg has assembled a superb private collection of Latin American modern masterworks by towering figures such as Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, and Joaquín Torres-García. The collector has a particular point of view that public collections rarely attain"--Provided by publisher
Cosmopolitan routes : Houston collects Latin American art by Gilbert Vicario( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitan routes" situates 20th-century Latin American art as an evolving discourse of individual impulses, universal themes, and shared ideas. It further illustrates the parallels between works produced in Latin America and the artistic movements that have come to define modern and contemporary art on a global level. Showcased in detail are nearly 100 masterworks from Houston collections, ranging from early Modernist and postwar pieces to contemporary creations by artists from Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico. From the Constructive Universalism of Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia to the figurative and Surrealist work of artists such as Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and Pedro Friedeberg, a host of diverse movements are represented. All of the works demonstrate the depth and quality of Latin American artistic expression as well as the spirit of diversity and exploration involved in the quest for collecting art
Building on a construct : the Adolpho Leirner collection of Brazilian constructive art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by Houston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the acclaimed Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, this book assesses the state of research on the avant-garde artists and groups that constituted Brazilian Modernism"--Provided by publisher
Re-aligning vision : alternative currents in South American drawing( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New territories : laboratories for design, craft and art in Latin America( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Territories examines creative practices in today's globalized world, in which disciplines overlap more than ever before. Looking in particular at countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Panama, Columbia, Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Chile, this volume discusses the ways in which craft, art and design have transcended their former identities. Today, artists in these fields may address issues of not only commodification and mass production, but also social concerns of urbanization, displacement, housing and sustainability. Including the work of more than 100 artists, designers/design studios and artisans, New Territories sets out to explore the present state of design--much of which has emerged from interfaces between manufacturers, folk artisans, indigenous artists and designers--and its future
Modern and contemporary masterworks from Malba - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires - Fundación Costantini by Mari Carmen Ramírez( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2001, Eduardo Costantini, the founder of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), began collecting artworks from across Latin America. Today, the renowned Costantini Collection consists of more than two hundred works, encompassing drawings, paintings, sculptures, and objects by seventy-eight artists from various countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In the spirit of cultural exchange, MALBA and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, are joining together to exhibit fifty of these works, spanning from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Among the celebrated artists represented in this beautiful book are Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, and Diego Rivera. Also of note are works by Tarsila do Amaral, Rafael Barradas, Antonio Berni, and Alfredo Guttero. An interview by Mari Carmen Ramírez with Costantini sheds light on his philosophy of collecting, and texts by Marcelo Pacheco offer insights into the broad range of modern and contemporary art created in Latin America"--
Untangling the Web : Gego's Reticulárea : An Anthology of Critical Response = Desenredando la red : La Reticulárea de Gego : Antología de respuestas criticas( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gego (1912-1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innovative sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrud Goldschmidt, she fled the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where she absorbed modernist trends but ultimately forged her own artistic path. Exploring the concept of the line, space, and time, she linked pieces of metal to create weblike geometric forms, which she called "drawings in space." These experiments culminated in Reticulárea, a massive netlike sculptural installation first presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, in 1969. This groundbreaking work had major repercussions in the art world and marked a turning point in Gego's career. Centered on the various iterations of this work and its artistic impact, this anthology--published on the one-hundredth anniversary of Gego's birth--brings together images as well as documentary materials and primary texts in English and Spanish by artists, writers, and Gego"--
 
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Inverted utopias : avant-garde art in Latin America
Alternative Names
Garcia, Mari Carmen Ramirez-.

Garcia, Mari Carmen Ramirez- 1955-

Ramírez-Garcia, Mari Carmen

Ramirez-Garcia, Mari Carmen 1955-

Ramirez, Mari C.

Ramírez, Mari C. 1955-

Ramírez, Mari Carmen

Ramírez, Mari Carmen 1955-

Languages
English (130)

Spanish (9)

French (1)

Covers
Helio Oiticica : the body of colorGego : entre la transparencia y lo invisible = Gego : between transparency and the invisibleColor in Space and Time : Cruz-DiezDimensions of constructive art in Brazil : the Adolpho Leirner CollectionQuestioning the line : Gego in contextCollecting Latin American art for the 21st centuryCosmopolitan routes : Houston collects Latin American artBuilding on a construct : the Adolpho Leirner collection of Brazilian constructive art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston