Patrick Frank, author, teacher and curator of Latin American art and currently Adjunct Faculty member at California State University, Monterey Bay.
He is the author of several text books on art and edited “Readings in Latin American Modern Art” (Yale University Press). He has curated exhibitions on Latin American art and has published numerous articles on the topic.
He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Lecture by P

From Abstract to Conceptual in Latin American art

Thursday September 27, 2007
6:30 — 7:30pm

Gallery 415 has the pleasure to present Patrick Frank who will bring to live the extraordinarily influential abstract tradition of Latin American art.

Although Joaquin Torres–Garcia was contemporary with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the folkloric tradition got all the attention. Despite that, the abstract tradition emerged as one of the most enduring influencers on today’s artists — and it explains many aspects of what you see in Latin America today.

This lecture will spin a thread from groundbreaking Latin American artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia, to Gyula Kosice, through Lygia Clark to Helio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, and finally Luis Camnitzer — how do they relate to each other and why are they still so influential in today's Latin American art?

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited and RSVP is requested to

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