On November 21, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) inaugurated its new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, designed by the firm Steven Holl Architects. This space will exhibit works made after 1900, where the collections of Latin American art will occupy a prominent place.
Among the pieces commissioned for the new space of the museum, is the work Chromosaturation MFAH, by Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923-2019). This monumental piece, one of the last realizations of the Venezuelan artist, connects the new building with the rest of the complex through a tunnel and covers more than 4100 square feet.
Chromosaturation MFAH, is part of the Chromosaturation series, one of the eight investigations on the chromatic phenomenon that Cruz-Diez developed since 1965. The work - made in collaboration with Cruz-Diez Art Foundation and Articruz - is perfectly adapted to the architectural space and offers a complete visual and corporal experience. Each viewer decides how to interact, immerse themselves and move within the piece. Experiencing colors in space and perceiving the transfiguration of light, of subtle tones until reaching an absolute chromatic situation.