Universidad Central de Venezuela, Faculty of Architecture (EN)

The Universidad Central de Venezuela (Venezuelan Central University), built by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva between 1940 and 1960, hosts several artworks installed on campus (for example, Alexander Calder’s clouds in the Aula Magna), with the intention of fostering a dialogue between the arts.

Soto Structure cinétique 1957 Universidad Central de Venezuela Caracas

Soto. “Structure cinétique”, 1957
150 x 137 x 101 cm
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Photo Nicolas Serrano © Archives Soto

Among them is Soto’s 1957 “Estructura cinética” (Kinetic structure), in the gardens of the Faculty of Architecture. The work forms part of a group conceived by the artist in the same year and referred to by Alfredo Boulton as “pre-penetrables”.