Kunstmuseum Bern presents Tools for Utopia, a group show with selected works from the Daros Latin-American Collection, one of the leading collections worldwide of twentieth-century Latin-American art. The exhibition has as its point of departure the tradition of abstract and concrete art in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil since 1945, and it is curated by Marta Dziewanska. Tools for Utopia features 200 exceptional pieces by artists from Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina, Cuba, Guatemala, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Uruguay. One of the participating Brazilian artists is Rosângela Rennó.
You can read bellow a text published by the museum’s website concerning the exhibition:
“Art in many Latin American countries from the 1950s to the 70s radically departed from the representational tradition against the backdrop of brutal dictatorships and international and domestic conflicts. The ensuing works are understood as artistic alternative conceptions to the experience of totalitarian systems and as initiators in reshaping society. The exhibition traces the legacy of this period and presents insights into the manifold art of Latin America and the themes that still move the continent today”.