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Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time

The unstable nature of color has been the investigation in the works of Carlos Cruz-Diez. We visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to look at color as a “situation” of light, space and time through experimentations by the iconic contemporary artist, on view in a major retrospective exhibition.


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Catherine Lu chats first with Curator Mari Carmen Ramirez and then with ground-breaking Franco-Venezuelan artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Pictured: Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cromosaturacion (Chromosaturation), 1965/2004, three chromo-cubicles (fluorescent light with blue, red and green filters; photo courtesy of Carlos Cruz-Diez & Museum of Fine Arts Houston