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Contemporary Art in Latin America Lecture Series at the MFAH

Feb 1

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The ICAA would like our users to take advantage of Contemporary Art in Latin America, a lecture series focused on the main themes of the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America, currently on view at the MFAH.

Contemporary Art in Latin America: Contingent Beauty

Presented by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, and director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas

Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m.

 

Contemporary Art in Latin America: Frontiers of Art and the Moving Image in Latin America, 1990 to the Present

Presented by Michael Wellen, assistant curator, Latin American art

Thursday, January 28, 7 p.m.

 

Contemporary Art in Latin America: Materializing Violence in Contemporary Colombian Art

Presented by Rachel Mohl, curatorial assistant, Latin American art

Thursday, February 4, 7 p.m.

 

Contemporary Art in Latin America: Play and Games in Contemporary Latin American Art

Presented by Maria Gaztambide, associate director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas

Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m.

For tickets and additional information, please visit the exhibition site.

Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America, brings together major works by 21 artists who have made significant contributions to the global art scene within the past 30 years. Developing cutting-edge techniques and daring proposals, the artists intertwine aesthetic refinement with biting critiques of timely issues grounded in Latin American social and political realities. The works, all from the Museum’s permanent collection, employ conceptual, sensory-based, and interactive strategies that elicit the viewer’s active participation. Artists include Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Johanna Calle (Colombia). Yoan Capote (Cuba), María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia) Los Carpinteros (Cuba), José Gross (Brazil), Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina), Grupo Mondonga (Argentina), Óscar Muñoz (Colombia), Roberto Obregón (Venezuela), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Miguel Ángel Rios (Argentina), Miguel Ángel Rojas (Colombia), Teresa Serrano (Mexico), Regina Silveira (Brazil), Javier Téllez (Venezuela), and Tunga (Brazil). The exhibition is organized by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Rachel Mohl, Curatorial Assistant. It runs November 22, 2015 to February 28, 2016 at the Caroline Wiess Law Building Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries at the MFAH.

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