4/10/2017 10:25 AM
During this month, the ICAA celebrates several anniversaries of important milestones in Latin American art:
100th birthday of English-born Mexican artist and novelist Leonora Carrington (April 6, 1917–May 25, 2011). While still in Europe, Carrington participated in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s, painting and writing her first novels. After fleeing the war under strenuous circumstances, in the early 1940s she moved to Mexico, where she settled and continued her artistic practice until her passing. For more information, please see our shared collection.
100th birthday of Colombian photographer and artist Leonet Matiz Espinoza (April 1, 1917 – October 24, 1998). Being an avid traveler, he was influenced by the multiple cultures he experienced, reporting and creating works using various techniques from cinema and press photography (ICAA Record ID 1100836).
50th anniversary of the conclusion of Nova Objetividade Brasileira, this group exhibition was organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro, from April 6 through 30, 1967. It was considered a landmark event that featured various forms of art being produced in Brazil at the time. It included many well-known artists, including Hélio Oiticica (who presented his sensory installation Tropicália), Lygia Clark, and Lygia Pape. For more information on this groundbreaking group exhibition, please see our shared collection.