Arts & Culture


How Digital Platforms Have Changed the Way We Look at Art

I have just returned from Spain where we inaugurated Concrete Invention, the latest exhibition of our family’s collection, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) at the Museo Reina Sofía.

32 hours in Rio

In the spirit of entrepreneur week I want to tell you about my latest trip to Brazil. I was there for 21212’s Demo Day where the 10 companies from the most recent incubation cycle presented. (See Demo Day website to read about each one!).

Snapshot of the Brazilian art scene

If you like art, this is the time to go to Brazil. Here is a short guide of how to do it in three days.

Day 1: Visit the Sao Paolo Bienal ( This is the 30th edition of the Bienal, and in sixty years many think that it’s the best one yet.

Ai Weiwei’s, Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’, Wasteland

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Brazil for the Sao Paulo Bienal I wanted to write about two artists whose films I have found to be transformative. Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’ Wasteland are two films that successfully give you access to the mind of the artist and the world they are trying to change.

“Living with and studying good paintings offers greater interest, variety and satisfaction than any other pleasure known to man.” Dr. Albert C. Barnes

While on a business trip to Philadelphia I had the great pleasure to visit the newly reopened Barnes Foundation. What a treat! If you haven’t heard of the Foundation or been for a visit, I highly recommend doing so.

Jesus Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez

On Wednesday, March 7th in Caracas, we launched the book titled Jesus Soto in conversation with Ariel Jiménez – the fourth and latest title of the CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS bilingual books series published by the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros [CPPC].