Lecture by PATRICK FRANK
From Abstract to Conceptual in Latin American art
Thursday September 27, 2007
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.