Organized by Dr. Jorge Rivas, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Latin American Art, and Dr. Lynda Klich, Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY.
In the first half of the 1900s, Latin American artists, architects, and designers searched for visual languages that matched the modern identities of their young nations. Surprisingly, many found their answers in the aesthetics of their colonial past. This symposium explores the paradoxical nature of this neocolonialism by examining a wide array of art, from painting and architecture to furniture and graphic design. A group of international scholars will probe the meanings, cultural agendas, and contradictions that emerged when artists in democratic nations grounded their work in the visual regime of imperial Spain at a time of rising consciousness of Indigenous cultures and Panamericanism.
Speakers include Ana Elena Mallet, Carla García, Cristina Lopez Uribe, Horacio Ramos, Lynda Klich, Marina Garone, Ricardo Kusunoki, Elise Chagas, and Jorge Rivas Pérez.
This event takes place onsite from 9 am to 7:30 pm. Doors open at 8:30 am. Entry includes a light breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and a 20% off discount at the Shop.
- Occurs every 7 weeks on Saturday until December 31, 2022.Member Collection Tours
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