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The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston November 20–22, 2015

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The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston November 20–22, 2015

The International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) is proud to host the The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Contingencies of Beauty is a series of artist-centered dialogues organized by the ICAA in conjunction with the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America. 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 many of the most relevant mid-career artists from Latin America whose work is featured in Contingent Beauty merge aesthetic concerns with issues grounded in the region's complicated social and political realities. Please see more details below:

Artists in Dialogue I: A Conversation
Friday, November 20, 3-4:30 p.m.
ACaroline Wiess Law Building, Brown Auditorium, MFAH
Artists: Los Carpinteros (Cuba): Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez; Grupo Mondongo (Argentina): Juliana Laffitte and Manuel Mendanha
Moderators: Fabiola López-Durán, Rice University, and María C. Gaztambide, ICAA/MFAH

Artists in Dialogue I.5: Focus on the Moving Image
Friday, November 20, 6-6:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, Contingent Beauty Galleries, MFAH
Artists: Javier Téllez and Miguel Ángel Ríos
Location: Contingent Beauty Galleries

Artists in Dialogue III: A Roundtable
Saturday, November 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Caroline Wiess Law Building, Brown Auditorium, MFAH
Artists: Johanna Calle (Colombia), María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia), Regina Silveira (Brazil), Carmela Gross (Brazil)
Moderator: Tahía Rivero Ponte, Colección Mercantil, Caracas

Artists in Dialogue IV: Symposium: The State of the Moving Image in Latin America
Sunday, November 22
Audrey Jones Beck Building, American General Conference Room, MFAH
1:30-5 p.m. | Two Sessions
Artists: Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Magdalena Fernández (Venezuela), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Miguel Ángel Rojas (Colombia), and Teresa Serrano (Mexico)
Session moderators: Gabriela Rangel, Americas Society, New York, and George Flaherty, University of Texas, Austin.

These events are free but seating availability is limited. Please RSVP to Beatriz Olivetti at bolivetti@mfah.org by Monday, November 2, 2015.

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