Abstract Movement

Tide, rehearsal 2014

I’m thrilled to announce my participation in Abstraction in Action (AIA). A platform created by the Sayago & Pardon Collection to promote contemporary abstract art from Latin America.

There is a lot of wonderful information to explore in AIA. I’ve been a fan since the beginning. I highly recommend to subscribe to receive their email updates.

I can attest to the abstraction produced in Latin America. Two works by Lygia Pape have influenced my practice immensely. I still remember the moment I saw the video of Pape’s, Ballet Neoconcreto #1 from 1958 at the Americas Society, here in New York City. The essence of the work and how it moved me continues to be present in my performance/movement practice.

And then there’s Pape’s performance entitled, The Egg from 1967. Do I need to say more?! There is an incredible history of abstraction in Latin America and strong work continues to be produced today.

Muchas gracias Cecilia Fajardo-Hill for inviting me to be part of this wonderful resource. And thank you Frida Cano for always being a pleasure to work with. I’m truly honored!


Tide, 2014
Three-person performance
Rehearsal at Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY
Concept: Rossana Martinez
Performers: Bibi Calderaro, Julian Jackson, Rossana Martinez
Costumes: Black pants and shirts, iridescent copper fabric, bells
Photo credit: Melissa Staiger

About Rossana Martinez 222 Articles
I am an artist, a runner, a yogi and a glowing new mom of an endearing baby boy living in New York City attempting to balance it all. My goal is to keep it simple and enjoy the process. art & life is where I share my experiences and hope to connect with people interested in art and the simple things in life.

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