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  • ICAA Record ID
    782447
    AUTHOR
    Grynzstejn, Madeleine
    TITLE
    Introduction / Madeleine Grynzstejn
    IN
    About Place : Recent Art of the Americas. -- Chicago : The Art Institute of Chicago, 1995.
    DESCRIPTION
    p. [9]-11
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Grynsztejn, Madeleine. Introduction. In About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, p. [9]-11. Exh. cat., Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1995.
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Synopsis

In this essay, the author explains that the exhibition About Place considers the "redefinition" of the Western Hemisphere brought upon by the economic integration of the region, increased electronic communications, and improved long-distance transportation. The exhibition features the work of sixteen artists from the Americas who prominently explore, assert, and contest aspects of place and locale—actual, imagined, remembered, intimate, expansive, and such. Their personal and individual approaches point to a sense of displacement, discontinuity, and fragmentation without total dissolution or disintegration because they are grounded in lived experience or practice.

Annotations

This essay by Madeleine Grynzstein constitutes the curatorial statement for her exhibition entitled About Place:  Recent Art of the Americas, which was held at the Art Institute of Chicago on March 11–May 21, 1995. An early presentation of contemporary Latin American art as exemplary of artists’ responses to globalization, this show presented works by artists such as Doris Salcedo, Jac Leirner, and Guillermo Kuitca (from, respectively, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina), alongside U.S. and Canadian artists, including Brice Marden, Andrea Zittel, and Jeff Wall.

Researcher
Olga Herrera; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL