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livro Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazi: The Adolpho Leirner Collection (Houston Museum of Fine Arts) Mari Carmen Ramirez (Autora/Author), Adolpho Leirner (Autor/Author), Peter C. Marzio (prefácio)

Este livro ilustrado aborda a recente aquisição pelo The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, da Coleção Adolpho Leirner de arte construtiva brasileira, uma das coleções mais importantes e completas do mundo dedicada à arte moderna latino-americana nos anos 1950 e 1960, incluindo obras de Cícero Dias, Samson Flexor, Lygia Clark, e os membros do Grupo Ruptura de São Paulo e Grupo Frente de Rio de Janeiro.

Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection at Haus Konstruktiv Zürich. Opening reception, November 18, 2009. | The Adolpho Leirner Collection is considered as one of the most significant collections of Brazilian Concrete-Constructive art. For the first time in Europe, Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich, Switzerland, showcases the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Although individual works from the collection have been shown frequently in the past years, this is the first time the entire collection of Adolpho Leirner is exhibited outside of Brazil or the United States.

With its numerous masterpieces, the Adolpho Leirner Collection provides a comprehensive and lively documentation of this important chapter of Brazilian Modernism, in which Brazilian artists probed the possibilities of non-representational art: from the beginnings of non-figurative art to works of the Grupo Ruptura in Sao Paulo as well as the Grupo Frente and Neoconcretismo in Rio de Janeiro up to central works by now internationally renowned artists such as Lygia Clark (1920-1988) and Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980)."

The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which owns the Adolpho Leirner collection since 2007.