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"The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue" Series Scheduled for November 2015

May 8

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The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue is a series of artist-centered dialogues organized by the ICAA in conjunction with the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America, which will open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in November 2015. Spread over three installments (a conversation, a round table discussion, and a more formal two-session symposium), the dialogues will provide spaces for reflecting on how artists whose work is featured in Contingent Beauty merge aesthetic concerns with issues grounded in the region’s complicated social and political realities. Some of the artists in the exhibition include: Los Carpinteros, Magdalena Fernández, Grupo Mondongo, Guillermo Kuitca, Óscar Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Miguel Ángel Rojas Regina Silveira, Javier Tellez and Tunga.

The Contingencies of Beauty will be held during November 20−22, 2015. The series will culminate with a one-day symposium on video art in Latin America—Artists in Dialogue III: The State of Video Art in Latin America—scheduled for Sunday, November 22. The series will allow participants to interact with and engage many of the most relevant mid-career artists from Latin America.

The series will be open to the public and free with museum admission. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event.

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