Art is concrete but not a copy of reality. True artists have the capacity to transmit their message through passion, sensibility and, most of all, imagination.
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Born in 1924 in Košice, Slovakia
Died in 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Essay

Gyula Kosice. Röyi, 1944

An essay by Rodrigo Alonso

Gyula Kosice considered Röyi a programmatic work, the work that defined the direction of his future aesthetic investigation. Read more

Bibliography
Selected titles in our library

Alberro, Alexander. Abstraction in reverse. The reconfigured spectator in mid-twentieth-century Latin American art. Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Die Revolution ist tot. Lang lebe die Revolution! Von Malewitsch bis Judd, von Deineka bis Bartana. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Bern und Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, April 13 - July 9, 2017. Edited by Michael Baumgartner, Kathleen Bühler, and Nina Zimmer, with texts by Tanya Barson (et al.). München, Prestel, 2017.

Julio Le Parc. Exhibition catalogue, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brasil, November 25, 2017 - February 25, 2018. With texts by Estrellita B. Brodsky, Valerie Hillings, Rodrigo Alonso, Edward J. Sullivan, Julio Le Parc (et al.). São Paulo, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2017.

Kinesthesia. Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969. Exhibition catalogue, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA, August 26, 2017 - January 15, 2018. With texts by Dan Cameron, Jesús Fuenmayor, María José Herrera, Frederico Morais, Héctor Olea, Cristian Rossi, and Isabel Plante. Munich/London/New York, Prestel DelMonico, 2017.

Manifestos and polemics in Latin American Modern Art. Edited and translated by Patrick Frank. Albuquerque, University of Mexico Press, 2017.

The other Trans-Atlantic. Kinetic and Op art in Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America. Edited by Marta Dziewanska, Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd. Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art, 2017.

The revolution ist dead. Long live the revolution! From Malewitsch to Judd, from Deineka to Bartana. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Bern und Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland, April 13 - July 9, 2017. Edited by Michael Baumgartner, Kathleen Bühler, and Nina Zimmer, with texts by Tanya Barson (et al.). München, Prestel, 2017.

Julio Le Parc. Form into action. Exhibition catalogue, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA, November 18, 2016 - March 19, 2017. With texts by Estrellita B. Brodsky, Rodrigo Alonso, Valerie Hillings, Julio Le Parc, and Edward J. Sullivan. Munich, DelMonico Books / Prestel, 2016.

Amor, Mónica. Theories of the nonobject. Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944-1969. Oakland, University of California Press, 2016.

Verboamérica. Collection catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With texts by Agustín Pérez Rubio, and Andrea Giunta. Buenos Aires, MALBA, 2016.

Alonso, Rodrigo. Elogio de la Low-Tech. Historia y estética de las artes electrónicas en América Latina. Buenos Aires, Luna Editores, 2015.

Barnitz, Jacqueline. Twentieth-Century art of Latin America. Revised and expanded edition. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2015.

Spielobjekte. Die Kunst der Möglichkeiten. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, February 19 - May 11, 2014. With texts by Annja Müller-Alsbach, Frederik Schikowski (et al.). Heidelberg and Berlin, Kehrer, 2014.

Concrete Invention. Colección Patrica Phelps de Cisneros. Reflections on Geometric Abstraction from Latin America and its legacy. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, January 23 - September 16, 2013. With texts by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Reinaldo Laddaga, Andrea Giunta, and Olga Fernández López. Madrid, Turner, 2013.

Modernités plurielles 1905-1970 dans les collections du Musée national d'art moderne. Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, October 23, 2013 - January 26, 2015. With texts by Catherine Grenier, Marion Guibert, Michel Gauthier, Sophie Orlando (et al.). Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2013.

Buzz. Exhibition brochure, Roesler Hotel, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, December 3, 2012 - February 23, 2013. With a text by Vik Muniz. São Paulo, Nara Roesler, 2012.

Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. With an introductory essay by Andrea Giunta. New York and Caracas, Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 2012.

Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950 = A global exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012. With texts by Joe Houson, Juan Melé (et al.). Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 2012.

Le néon dans l'art des années 1940 à nos jours. Exhibition catalogue, La maison rouge, Paris, France, February 17 - May 20, 2012. With texts by David Rosenberg, Luis de Miranda (et al.). Paris, Archibooks + Sautereau, 2012.

Pulsos de la abstracción en Latinoamérica. Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros = Pulses of abstraction in Latin America. The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Jesús Fuenmayor, Mari Carmen Rodríguez (et al.). Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Madrid, Turner, 2012.

Real/virtual. Arte cinético argentino en los años sesenta. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012. With texts by María José Herrera, Elena Olivares, Cristina Rossi (et al.). Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2012.

América fría. La abstracción geométrica en Latinoamérica (1934-1973). Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, February 11 - May 15, 2011. With texts by Osbel Suárez (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Juan March, 2011.

Cold America. Geometric abstraction in Latin America (1934-1973). Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, February 11 - May 15, 2011. With texts by Osbel Suárez (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Juan March, 2011.

García, María Amalia. El arte abstracto. Intercambios culturales entre Argentina y Brasil. Buenos Aires, Siglo Veintiuno, 2011.

Guide Malba collection. Collection catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With texts by Marcelo Pacheco. Buenos Aires, Malba - Fundación Costantini, 2011.

Crispiani, Alejandro. Objetos para transformar el mundo. Trayectorias del arte concreto-invención, Argentina y Chile, 1940-1970. La Escuela de Arquitectura de Valparaíso y las teorías del diseño para la periferia. Bernal, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes / Buenos Aires, Prometeo 3010, 2011.

Kosice, Gyula. 500 lugares para vivir. La ciudad hidroespacial. Buenos Aires, Akian, 2010.

Cuno, James, John Elderfield, and Ariel Jiménez. A constructive vision. Latin American abstract art fom the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. New York, Fundación Cisneros, 2010.

Oliveras, Elena. Arte cinético y neocinetismo. Hitos y nuevas manifestaciones en el siglo XXI. Buenos Aires, Emecé, 2010.

Constructive spirit. Abstract art in South and North America, 1920s-50s. Exhibition catalogue, Newark Museum, February 17 - May 23, 2010, Amon Carter Museum, Forth Worth, June 26 - September 5, 2010. Edited by Mary Kate O'Hare, with contributions by Cecilia de Torres (et al.). San Francisco, Pomegranate, 2010.

Géometrie hors limites. Art contemporain latino-américain. Collection Jean et Colette Cherqui = Geometry beyond limits. Exhibition catalogue, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France, February 11 - March 26, 2010. With texts by Domitille d'Orgeval, Serge Lemoine (et al.). Milano, 5 Continents, 2010.

Imán: Nueva York. Arte argentino de los años 60. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July - October 2010. With texts by Rodrigo Alonso, Andrea Giunta, Eduardo Costa (et al.). Buenos Aires, Fundación Proa, 2010.

Kosice, Gyula. Kosice. Autobiografía. Buenos Aires, Asunto Impreso, 2010.

On Line. Drawing Through The 20th Century. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 21, 2010 - February 7, 2011. With texts by Catherine de Zegher and Cornelia H. Butler. New York, Museum of Modern Art MOMA, 2010.

Amigo, Roberto, Silvia Dolinko, and Cristina Rossi. Palabra de artista. Textos sobre arte argentino, 1961-1981. Buenos Aires, Fundación Espigas and Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 2010.

Converti, Julia (ed.). Arte global. Arte latinoamericano. Nuevas estrategias. Buenos Aires, arteBA, 2009.

Gyula Kosice. Obras recientes. Exhibition catalogue, Zurbarán Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 27 - May 30, 2009. With a text by Ignacio Gutiérrez Zaldívar. Buenos Aires, Zurbarán Ediciones, 2009.

Amérique latine, un certain art abstrait. Exhibition catalogue, Musée de L'Annonciade, St. Tropez, March 22 - June 23, 2008. WIth a text by Jean-Paul Monery. Gand, Editions Snoeck, 2008.

Mestizo. Una historia del arte latinoamericano 9. Punto, línea, plano. Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, 2008. (DVD 30 min)

Arte contemporáneo. Donaciones y adquisiciones Malba - Fundación Costantini. Collection catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007. With texts by Marcelo E. Pacheco, Inés Katzenstein and Santiago García Navarro. Buenos Aires, Malba - Fundación Costantini, 2007.

Giunta, Andrea. Avant-Garde, internationalism and politics. Argentine art in the Sixties. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2007.

Consonancia. La abstracción geométrica en Argentina y Venezuela. Años 40 y 50. With texts by Adolfo Wilson. Caracas, Artesanogroup, 2007.

King, John. El Di Tella y el desarrollo cultural argentino en la década del sesenta. Buenos Aires, Asunto Impreso, 2007, Second Edition (first edition 1985).

Lo[s] cinético[s]. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, March 27 - August 20, 2007. With texts by Osbel Suárez and Miguel Ángel García Hernández. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2007.

Grupo de Investigación en un Lugar de la Plástica. Plástica dieciocho. Bogotá, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño; Universidad do los Andes; Ediciones Uniandes, 2007.

Popper, Frank. Écrire sur l'art: de l'art optique à l'art virtuel. Paris, L'Harmattan, 2007.

Arte Madí 9/10. Edited by Rafael Cippolini. Buenos Aires, Arte Madí Universal, 2006.

Gradowczyk, Mario H.. Arte abstracto. Cruzando líneas desde el sur. Caseros, Unversidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, 2006.

Blanton Museum of Art. Guide to the collection. By Jessie Otto Hite. Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, 2006.

Blanton Museum of Art. Latin American collection. Collection catalogue, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. Edited by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, with texts by Jessie Otto Hite (et al.). Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, 2006.

Cruce de miradas. Visiones de América Latina. Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, August 2 - October 22, 2006. With texts by Ariel Jiménez (et al.). Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2006.

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht. Licht als Medium der Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert = Light art from artificial light. Light as a medium in 20th and 21st century art. Exhibition catalogue, ZKM / Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 19, 2005 - August 6, 2006. With texts by Peter Weibel, Grogor Jansen, Peter Sloterdijk (et al.). Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2006.

Collection remixed. Exhibition catalogue, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, February 3 - May 29, 2005. With texts by Marysol Nieves et al. New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2005.

Traba, Marta. Dos décadas vulnerables en las artes plásticas latinoamericanas, 1950 - 1970. Buenos Aires, Siglo Veintiuno, 2005.

Diálogos. Arte Latinoamericano desde la Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, November 25, 2004 - February 28, 2005. With an interview with Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Luis Pérez Oramas. Caracas, Fondación Cisneros, 2004.

Indij, Guido. Arte & utopia. La ciudad desde las artes visuales. Casos y propuestas sobre la ciudad y el entorno. Buenos Aires, Asunto Impreso, 2003.

Geo-metrías. Abstracción geométrica latinoamericano en la Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, July 3 - October 26, 2003. With texts by Ángel Kalenberg, Ariel Jímenez. Caracas, Fundación Cisneros, 2003.

Perazzo, Nelly. Historia general del arte en la Argentina. Tomo IX. Mediados del siglo XX. Buenos Aires, Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2003.

Golonbek, Claudio. Guía para invertir en el mercado de arte contemporáneo argentino = Argentine contemporary art market investment guide. Buenos Aires, Rizzo Patricia Editore, 2001.

Bajarlía, Juan Jacobo. Kosice. Un visionario del arte contemporáneo. Buenos Aires, Corregidor, 2001.

Kosice, Gyula. Madigrafías y otros textos. Buenos Aires, Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, 2001.

Giunta, Andrea. Vanguardia, internacionalismo y política. Arte argentino en los años sesenta. Buenos Aires/Barcelona/Mexico City, Paidós, 2001.

Bayón, Damián. América Latina en sus artes. Mexico City, Siglo Veintiuno, 2000.

Tesoros del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes = Treasures of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Edited by Julio Moyano, with texts by Jorge Glusberg (et al.). Buenos Aires, Grupo Julio Moyano Comunicaciones, 2000.

Claves del arte lationoamericano. Colección Costantini. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación "la Caixa", Madrid, April 16 - June 6, 1999. With texts by Marcelo E. Pacheco, Juan Manuel Bonet. Madrid, Fundación "la Caixa", 1999.

Gyula Kosice. Anticipaciones. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 12 - September 5,1999. With texts by Rafael Squirru and Raúl Santana. Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, 1999.

Gutiérrez Viñuales, Rodrigo, and Ramón Gutiérrez (eds.). Pintura, escultura y fotografía en Iberoamérica, siglos XIX y XX. Madrid, Cátedra, 1997.

Kosice, Gyula. Arte y filosofía porvenirista. Ensayos. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1996.

Argentina 1920-1994. Art from Argentina. Exhibition cataloque, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, October 2 - December 31, 1994, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, April 13 - April 23, 1995. Edited by David Elliott. Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, 1994.

Sanjurjo, Annick (ed.). Contemporary Latin American artists. Exhibitions at the Organization of American States 1965-1985. Metuchen, N.J. and London, Scarecrow Press, 1993.

Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 6 - September 7, 1993. Edited by Waldo Rasmussen with Fatima Bercht and Elizabeth Ferrer. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1993.

Kosice. Obras 1944/1990. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, April - May 1991. With texts by Jorge López Anaya. Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1991.

Squirru, Rafael. Kosice. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1990.

Arte en Iberoamérica 1820-1980. Exhibition catalogue, The Hayward Gallery, London, May 18 - August 6, 1989, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, September 16 - November 19, 1989, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, December 14, 1989 - March 4, 1990 . With texts by Dawn Ades (et al.). Madrid, Turner, 1989.

U-ABC : schilderijen, beelden, foto's uit Uruguay, Argentinië, Brazilië, Chili = U-ABC : paintings, sculptures, photography from Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile. Exhibition catalogue, Stedelijk Museum, amsterdam Netherlands, 1989. With texts by Els Barents, Guillermo, Whitelow, Ángel Kalenberg, Aracy Amaral, Raúl Zurita (et al.). Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1989.

Latin American Drawings from the Barbara Duncan Collection. Exhibition brochure, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, June 17 - August 14, 1988. With a foreword by Eric McCready. Austin, Texas, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, 1988.

Segunda Bienal de la Habana '86. Catálogo general. Exhibition catalogue, 2nd Habana Biennial, 1986. Edited by Mirta Yánez (et al.). La Habana, Ministerio de Cultura, 1986.

Kosice, Gyula. Teoría sobre el arte. Buenos Aires, Editorial Universitaria, 1986.

Glusberg, Jorge. Arte en la Argentina. Del Pop-Art a la Nueva Imagen. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1985.

Kosice, Gyula. Entrevisiones. Entrevistas, diálogos, testimonios. Buenos, Aires, Editorial Sudamericana, 1985.

Kosice, Gyula. Obra poética. Selección 1940-1982. Buenos AIres, Editorial Sudamericana, 1984.

Perazzo, Nelly. El arte concreto en la Argentina. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1983.

Kosice, Gyula. Arte Madí. Buenos Aires, Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1982.

Romero Brest, Jorge. Arte visual. Pasado, presente y futuro. Buenos Aires, Rosenberg-Rita, 1981.

Chiérico, Osiris. Kosice. Reportaje a una anticipación. Buenos Aires, Ediciones Taller Libre, 1979.

Traba, Marta. Duas décadas vulneráveis nas artes plásticas latino-americanas, 1950 - 1970. Rio de Janeiro, Paz e Terra, 1977.

Rivera, Jorge B.. Madí y la vanguardia argentina. Buenos Aires, Paidos, 1976.

Abstracción-figuración, figurative-abstract. Selections from the Latin American collection. Collection catalogue. Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, 1975.

Popper, Frank. Die kinetische Kunst. Licht und Bewegung, Umweltkunst und Aktion. DuMont, 1975.

Kosice, Gyula. Arte y arquitectura del agua. Caracas, Monte Avila Editores, 1974.

Iommi, Kosice, Testa, Sessa. Exhibition catalogue, Galería de Arte Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1974. With a text by Fermín Fevre. Buenos Aires, Galería de Arte Art, 1974.

Malina, Frank J. (ed.). Kinetic art. Theory and practice. Selections from the journal Leonardo. New York, Dover publications, 1974.

Kosice. Eau, lumière, mouvement. Exhibtion catalogue, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France, 1974. With texts by Michel Ragon and Pierre Restany. Paris, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1974.

Kosice visto por Berni, Castagnino, Forner, Garaycochea, Kantor, Landrú, Macció, Oski, Palacio, Sabat, Seguí. Retratos de Kosice. Buenos Aires, Paidós, 1973.

Kosice, Gyula. La ciudad hidroespacial. Buenos Aires, Ediciones Anzilotti, 1972.

Panorama de experiencias visuales argentinas. Fundación Lorenzutti. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 3 - 21, 1971. With texts by Guillermo Whitelow (et al.). Buenos Aires, Fundación Lorenzutti, 1971.

Chase, Gilbert. Contemporary art in Latin America. New York, The Free Press, 1970.

Bedel, René. Arte cinético. Buenos Aires, Van Riel, 1969.

Kosice, Gyula. Arte hidrocinético. Movimiento, luz, agua. Buenos Aires, Paidós, 1968.

Materiales, nuevas técnicas, nuevas expresiones. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 20 - October 13, 1968. With a text by Basilio Uribe. Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1968.

Popper, Frank. Origins and development of Kinetic art. Greenwich, Connecticut, New York Graphic Society, 1968.

Popper, Frank. Naissance de l'art cinétique. L'image du mouvement dans les arts plastiques depuis 1860. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1967.

Oks, Mario. Brújulas para el destiempo. Buenos Aires Stilcograf, 1966. (Cover by Gyula Kosice)

Graiver, Bernardo. Gyula Kosice y el problema del tiempo. In: Universidad 67, January - June 1966, pp. 123-145. (Santa Fé, Universidad Nacional del Litoral)

Konkrete Kunst. 50 Jahre Entwicklung. Exhibition catalogue, Helmhaus Zürich, June 8 - August 14, 1960. With texts by Max Bill. Zürich, Helmhaus, 1960.

II Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Catálogo geral. Exhibition catalogue, 2nd São Paulo Biennial, Museu de Arte Moderna, December 1953 - February 1954. With texts by Sergio Milliet (et al.). São Paulo, Ediam, 1953.

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