CILINDROS DE INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA POR CAMBIO DE FRECUENCIA SILOS DE MOLINOS DOMINICANOS 

CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

CILINDROS DE INDUCCIÓN CROMÁTICA POR CAMBIO DE FRECUENCIA SILOS DE MOLINOS DOMINICANOS 
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Project type: Restoration

Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

Status: Undergoing inspection

Projects year: 1974

Location: Santo Domingo Este 11603, República Dominicana

In 1994, furthered by the Venezuelan embassy and the Dominican Government, the artwork Cilindros de Inducción Cromática por Cambio de Frecuencia, by Carlos Cruz-Diez, was integrated into the grain silos of Molinos Dominicanos. Cruz-Diez was intimately connected to the Dominican Republic due to being the great grandnephew of one of the founders of this country, Juan Pablo Duarte. Since then, this artwork, which could be seen from various sites at both sides of the Ozama River, became a monumental artistic icon of the city of Santo Domingo, creating a space of movement and color that contrasted with the colonial area, east of the city.

The titanic realization of this artwork was undertaken by the Dominican Corporation of State-Own Companies (Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Estatales, CORDE), who then owned the silos of Molinos Dominicanos. The workings were directed by the very Cruz-Diez and the incredible visual result caused quite a stir. In 2003, due to the privatization of the building, the new owning company of Molinos Modernos, Corporación Multi Inversiones, claiming lack of maintenance and the general restructuration of the building, chose to cover the silos with white paint. The artwork was an icon in the Dominican art history, remembered nostalgically by the citizens.

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Planned Recovery

In early 2018, aware of the loss of a monumental-artistic heritage, the Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies requested the Culture Ministry and Corporación Multi Inversiones the recovery of the artwork integrated into the silos of Molinos Dominicanos, by Master Carlos Cruz-Diez in 1994. The recovery of the artwork will return to the city of Santo Domingo one of its monumental-artistic icons, restoring its historical, symbolic, touristic, economic, and social heritage, and will allow for the proposal of a conservation strategy overtime.

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas 1923 – Paris, 2019) 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 (Caracas 1923 – Paris, 2019) 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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