Symposium: Latin American/Latino Art

To preview “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”, Frieze presents a symposium in collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

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In collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Frieze's first ever symposium in New York will raise discussion on topics relating to the upcoming “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA“(Sep 2017- Jan 2018).

Taking place on Friday, May 5, the symposium will present three panel discussions, each taking an exhibition within “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” as their starting point. As well as previewing this edition, the day also aims to encourage scholarly and popular engagement with the themes of “LA/LA“, deepening and nuancing our understanding of the distinctions and interrelations between Chicano, Latin American and Latino histories.

Participants will include Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, co-curator of the touring exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985” (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017; Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2018); Dan Fox, co-editor of frieze magazine; Clara M. Kim, curator of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s exhibition “Learning from Latin America: Art, Architecture and Visions of Modernism” (2017-18); Chon Noriega, co-curator of the touring exhibition “Home–So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2017; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-18); Edward Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; and artists featured in the exhibitions including Guillermo Kuitca, María Evelia Marmolejo and Clarissa Tossin.

A full program for the day is below. For more information, and to book tickets, click here.

“
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” takes place from Sep 2017 - Jan 2018, at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. “Pacific Standard Time” is an initiative of the Getty. 

Of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Deborah Marrow, Director of the Getty Foundation, said: “We are proud that Getty Foundation grants are making it possible for institutions across Southern California to join together to examine the vast and complex subject of Latin American and Latino art on the large scale it deserves. Los Angeles is deeply connected to Latin America, both in our historical origins—we were founded as part of New Spain in 1781—and our current demographics (majority Latino). Although we began planning Pacific Standard Time LA/LA five years ago, there couldn't be a better moment to show the quality and diversity of Latin American and Latino art through the more 70 exhibitions and dozens of related performances and educational programs all across Southern California.

Frieze New York returns from May 5–7, 2017 with more than 200 of the world's leading galleries, including more than a dozen with spaces in South and Central America. For a report by Cristina Ruiz on the growing attention turning towards Latin American art, see here.

Full program, Friday, May 5

8am: Doors open



9am: Introductory Remarks



9:15am: Panel 1: Keynote: Discussing Latin American and Latino Art


For this panel, the exhibition “Home-So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957” will serve as a lens to discuss the complex relationships between Latin American and Latino art.

 With Edward Sullivan (moderator), the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University; Guillermo Kuitca, featured artist; and Chon Noriega, Co-Curator of the touring exhibition "Home-So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2017; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-18).



10:15am: Break



10:30am: Panel 2: Exhibition Focus: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985

This exhibition will present the extraordinary contributions of women artists from Latin America and those of Latina and Chicana descent in the U.S., who were working from 1960-1985, when there was a radical experimentation in art and activism in the women's rights movement. The touring exhibition will be presented at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in September 2017, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, in 2018. 

With Rocío Aranda-Alvarado (moderator), Senior Curator, El Museo del Barrio; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Co-Curator of the exhibition; María Evelia Marmolejo, featured artist; and Sylvia Palacios Whitman, featured artist.



11:30am: Panel 3: Exhibition Focus: Learning from Latin America: Art, Architecture and Visions of Modernism

This exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2017-18, will feature the work of 30 contemporary artists from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, among other countries, who have engaged with the history of modernist architecture in Latin America. 

With Dan Fox (moderator), Co-Editor of frieze magazine; Jonathas de Andrade, featured artist; Clara M. Kim, Curator of the exhibition; and Clarissa Tossin, featured artist.

Tickets for the symposium are available here and do not include admission to Frieze New York. Tickets for the fair are available here.

Main image: Marie Orensanz, Limitada (detail), 1978, photograph, 50 x 35cm. Courtesy: the artist

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