INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA POR CAMBIO DE FRECUENCIA PUERTO DE LA GUAIRA  CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA POR CAMBIO DE FRECUENCIA PUERTO DE LA GUAIRA 
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Project type: Restoration

Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

Status: Undergoing inspection

Project year: 1975

Location: Avenida Soublette, Vargas, Venezuela

La Guaira, the capital city of the State of Vargas located 30 km from Caracas, has been the gateway to Venezuela both by sea, through the Port of La Guaira; and by air, through the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía. The embellishment of the region’s most emblematic buildings began in the mid 70’s, with the integration of works of art into the architecture, which added aesthetic value to its industrial appearance and gave passers-by the opportunity to awaken dormant perceptions through art as they moved around the city day to day. Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez projected in 1975 the Cilindros de Inducción Cromática (Chromatic Induction Cylinders) on the grain silos of Port of La Guaira, and, in 1989, the enclosing wall featuring Inducción Cromática por Cambio de Frecuencia (Chromatic Induction by Frequency Shift) and measuring 115 ft. x 6562 ft. that surrounded the port perimeter and was brought down in 2005. Together, these pieces constituted the Chromatic Ambiance of Port of La Guaira.

 

Being one of the most important ports in the country due to its strategic location and proximity to the capital, the port activity was hectic and visible from different spots in the city. For this reason, Carlos Cruz-Diez was entrusted with finding a solution for the urban landscape, for which the artist designed the wall of Inducción Cromática por Cambio de Frencuencia (Chromatic Induction by Frequency Shift) that surrounded the port and blocked the chaotic view of the docks. The destruction of this piece was an important loss for state of Vargas’ heritage and meant the disappearance of one of its icons. The Chromatic Induction wall should be rebuilt, just as the Chromatic Induction Cylinders should be restored, to recover the value of the project in a comprehensive way, including the economic, historic, patrimonial, iconic, symbolic, and touristic point of view.

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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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