Presentation Title

Far More than 'Fantastic': The Power of Curatorial Approaches in Latin American Art exhibitions

Faculty Mentor

Catha Paquette

Start Date

23-11-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

23-11-2019 1:45 PM

Location

Markstein 107

Session

oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

humanities_letters

Abstract

The Getty PST: LA/LA series of exhibitions during 2017 to 2018 was a landmark event that introduced exhibitions with an inclusive and informed approach to Latin American art. By contrast, early survey exhibitions done in the 1980’s produced vastly different spaces that were limited in context and favored the opinions of Euro-American curators. I explore past museum methodology and analyze how they inform current practices. By discussing current curatorial methods, my research highlights how twenty-first century curators have created different spaces that honor the diversity within the field of Latin American art. Comparing the twenty-first century exhibition, Home: So Different, So Appealing, against the twentieth-century exhibition, Art of the Fantastic: Latin America 1920-1978, my research analyzes the effectiveness of different curatorial approaches. and gives visibility for complex representation of Latin American art.

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Nov 23rd, 1:30 PM Nov 23rd, 1:45 PM

Far More than 'Fantastic': The Power of Curatorial Approaches in Latin American Art exhibitions

Markstein 107

The Getty PST: LA/LA series of exhibitions during 2017 to 2018 was a landmark event that introduced exhibitions with an inclusive and informed approach to Latin American art. By contrast, early survey exhibitions done in the 1980’s produced vastly different spaces that were limited in context and favored the opinions of Euro-American curators. I explore past museum methodology and analyze how they inform current practices. By discussing current curatorial methods, my research highlights how twenty-first century curators have created different spaces that honor the diversity within the field of Latin American art. Comparing the twenty-first century exhibition, Home: So Different, So Appealing, against the twentieth-century exhibition, Art of the Fantastic: Latin America 1920-1978, my research analyzes the effectiveness of different curatorial approaches. and gives visibility for complex representation of Latin American art.