Free Color

Free Color
Directed by Alberto Arvelo
(USA/France/Venezuela, 2020, Spanish, English, and French with English subtitles)
Format: Digital

Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923–2019) is one of the 20th century’s seminal thinkers in the field of color. The insightful new documentary Free Color traces his vision and artistic evolution through archival footage. Also featured are interviews with the artist, family members, collaborators, and scholars, including MFAH curator Mari Carmen Ramírez. Cruz-Diez’s Chromosaturation MFAH was commissioned for the opening of the Kinder Building.

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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.

Free Color

Directed by Alberto Arvelo
(USA/France/Venezuela, 2020, 70 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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