Destination: Latin America offers a multifaceted, didactic journey through twentieth-and twenty-first-century Latin American art. Drawn from the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art, the exhibition is organized in five sections. The first includes work by artists affiliated with the artistic revolution that emerged after the Mexican Revolution; section two features sculpture and painting by key South American artists exploring color, form, space, and motion; section three features work by Caribbean and South American artists inspired by African art, Surrealism, and Magical Realism; section four addresses the challenges faced by artists living under the dictatorships of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, when most of South America was under military control; and section five concentrates on contemporary artists looking at themes of history, globalization, violence, and social criticism.
This exhibition contains works by some of the most renowned modern and contemporary Latin American artists, including: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, José Raúl Anguiano Valadez, Julio Antonio, Henry Bermudez, Leda Catunda, Carlos Cruz-Diez, José Luis Cuevas, Arturo Duclos, Lucio Fontana, Carlos Garaicoa, Florencio Gelabert, Ignacio Iturria, Alfred Jensen, Nicolás de Jesús, Wifredo Lam, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Teresa Margolles, María Martínez-Cañas, Roberto Matta, Almir Mavignier, José Clemente Orozco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Dulce Pinzón, Betsabeé Romero, Jesús Rafael Soto, Gerardo Suter, Rufino Tamayo, Luis Tomasello, and Eugenia Vargas.
Destination: Latin America will be on view October 24, 2019 through February 9, 2020.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, Fifth floor, 6–8:30 p.m.; Gallery talk from curator Patrice Giasson, PhD at 6:30 p.m.
Destination: Latin America is curated by Patrice Giasson with the curatorial assistance of Marianelly Neumann, and the research assistance of Annabel Rhodeen, Cynthia Newman, and Elizabeth Orlandini. The exhibition is conceived, organized, and toured by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY. Generous support for this exhibition and catalogue has been provided by the Alex Gordon Estate, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Purchase College Foundation.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council. Additional support is provided by generous donors to the Annual Exhibition Fund.
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