LOS ANGELES—The Broad announced today that it will present a new work from Venezuelan-born artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923), in collaboration with the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation. Couleur Additive has been commissioned by The Broad as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
Born in Caracas in 1923, Carlos Cruz-Diez is a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art. His body of work has established him as one of the key 20th century thinkers in the realm of color. His works present color as an autonomous reality that evolves in space and time, unaided by form or support, in a perpetual present.