LABERINTO CROMOVEGETAL UNIVERSIDAD SIMÓN BOLÍVAR  CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

LABERINTO CROMOVEGETAL UNIVERSIDAD SIMÓN BOLÍVAR 
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Project type: Restoration

Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

Status: Undergoing inspection

Project year: 1994

Location: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Sartenejas, Miranda, Venezuela

The Simón Bolívar University, created in 1967, is a Venezuelan public university specializing in scientific and technological research, and one of the country’s most important and prestigious. It comprises two campuses: one in Caracas and one in Vargas. It is the former campus, located in Baruta, inside the Metropolitan District of Caracas, which houses the Laberinto Cromovegetal. The university extends for more than 560 acres and includes 78 buildings with 190 classrooms, laboratories, administrative and utilities offices, and a recreational area extending approximately 49 acres, which is used by both the internal and external community. In addition, it includes over 1.300.000 sq. ft of internal walkways and routes in an environmentally protected area that encompasses more than 400 acres.

The Simon Bolivar University Laberinto Cromovegetal is a landscaping piece specially conceived for the terrain upon which it is built and comparable to other pieces already designed by the artist for Marseille and Medellin. With a diameter of 253 ft. and comprising 12 cypresses and 53,000 plants organized by color (red, green, and yellow), this work synthesizes the harmony among the human being, nature, and aesthetics, having become a symbol for the institution. As viewers wonder through it, they can enjoy the chromatics of a garden conceived as a plastic structure in which colors are generated by flowers and plants that undergo changes over time.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923) is a French-Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Paris as of 1960. His plastic proposal, one of the most original within the kinetic movement, unveils the artist as one of the most important color theorists of the 20th century and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary art. His work gravitates around the chromatic phenomenon and comprises eight investigations: Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromiea, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l’Espace. His optokinetic work is exhibited in permanent collections from prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York; Tate Modern in London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville and Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Colonia, among others.

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  • EL NACIONAL – Caracas, Venezuela. En los espacios urbanos modernos, la fusión del arte y la arquitectura ha conseg...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Entras a Montalbán 11 (un edificio ya centenario) y te recibe un mural de Induction C...

  • REVISTA AD – Madrid, España. Vivir en una obra de arte en Madrid. Este será el privilegio del que disfrutarán once...

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