CONVERSATIONS WITH ELLA FONTANALS-CISNEROS
Ella Fontanals Cisneros has announced a talks and interview program with artists and other art personalities. On this first occasion, she presents Marco A. Castillo.
When? Wednesday, May 6, 10:30 Mex/ 11:30 Mia/ 12:30 BsAs/ 17:30 Madrid
Where? Her YouTube channel
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, art collector and philantropist with a cuban origin, began collecting art in the early 1970s with a primary interest in works from Latin America. Over the ensuing years, as the Collection has grown and developed, its scope has broadened. What started as the acquisition of artworks for personal enjoyment has matured into an ambitious life-project.
There are, in a sense, several collections within the Collection. Of particular note are four main areas of interest that have been systematically increasing in recent years: Geometric Abstraction from Latin America; Contemporary International and Latin American Art; Contemporary Video; Modern and Contemporary Photography.
Some of the institutions where works from the Collection have either previously been or still are on loan are: Centre Pompidou-Metz, France; Pinacoteca, São Paulo; Fundación March, Madrid; Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo del Barrio, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo; MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; MAXXI-The National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome; El Museo de Arte de Banco de la Republica, Colombia; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago, Chile; Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Marco A. Castillo is a Cuban artist, founder and partner of the already dissolved collective 'Los Carpinteros'. “In his work, Castillo has combined elements of architecture, design and sculpture, as well as political language to create a universe of artistic objects that are at the limit of the functional and the non-functional, between the aesthetics and activism. These features, which were already manifested in his time in Los Carpinteros, are enhanced in his personal work.” - Architectural Digest