Four Moments in Latin(o) American Art

Rocio_Aranda-AlvaradoLACAP Latin American Speakers Series
Speaker: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: SUR Gallery
100-39 Queens Quay East, Toronto

Seeking to expand definitions of both US and Latin American art, this presentation explores four different historic moments through the work of living artists. The history of interest in Latin American art in New York dates back to the late 1930s, when some of the earliest exhibitions of “Latin American Art” in the United States took place. Thirty years later, El Museo del Barrio became the country’s first museum dedicated to the study and exhibition of Latin American art. Focusing on the work of living artists and traditions, from the beginning El Museo has sought to create a space for artists who were excluded from other New York institutions. Through the work of four artists representing a variety of concerns, we can explore the contribution of Latino American artists to the contemporary history of American Art.

Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Curator at El Museo del Barrio, where she has been organizing exhibitions since 2010. Her research and curatorial work focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas.

Latin American Speakers Series:
The objective of the Latin American Speakers Series is to contextualize contemporary art in Canada, as well as to enrich our understanding of the art of Latin America and the Latin American diaspora through talks, audiovisual presentations, visits to local artists’ studios and online interviews. The curator of the Latin American Speakers Series is Tamara Toledo.

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