The Daros Latin-American Collection is one of the leading collections worldwide of twentieth-century Latin-American art. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee has as its point of departure the tradition of abstract and concrete art in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil since 1945. While Europe was still struggling in the aftermath of the war, a spirit of cultural optimism prevailed in Latin America. Innovative artists developed a new abstract art as a means of raising social and political awareness and of contributing to a radical reorganisation of society. The exhibition portrays the legacy of this epoch and offers insight into the diversity of art produced in Latin America as well as topics that still affect the continent today.