Using the current exhibition, “The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection,” on view at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery through December 8 as a point of reference, panelists will discuss “Latin American and Caribbean Art Today: Curatorial Perspective” in a special event on Monday, November 5, 6:15 p.m. The panel discussion takes place at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, located at 53 Washington Square South. It is free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650, or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.
Panelists include: Cheryl Hartup, chief curator, Museo de Arte de Ponce; Ursula Davila-Villa, assistant curator/acting curator, Department of Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art; Gabriela Rangel, director of visual arts, Americas Society; and Jorge Rivas, colonial art curator, Cisneros Collection. These curators will discuss their own institutions and curatorial projects within the broader context of trends in collecting and exhibiting practices within the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The exhibition, “The Geometry of Hope,” focuses on key cities in the development of abstraction in the Americas: Montevideo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and Caracas. It includes work by approximately 30 artists, including Joaquín Torres-García, Tomás Maldonado, Gerald de Barros, Waldemar Cordeiro, Héllo Oiticica, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Carlos Cruz-Díez.