Un Embrazo for Latin America’s Art

There’s an infamous tale in the world of modern art about “The Jungle,” a spectacular modernist piece by Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. Though now considered a masterpiece, the 1943 stunner hung outside the coatroom at New York’s MoMA for years, eventually prompting a critical outcry and a front-and-center conversation about marginalization of Latin American art. In the years since, art from the region has gained a reputation as being fiercely creative, drawing from rich and diverse cultural histories, and has benefited greatly from efforts to increase its visibility. This shift will be the topic at the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) panel discussion titled “Embracing Latin American Art,” taking place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave. Panelists Tomas Bustos, Johannes Boekhoudt, Guillermo Cardenas, Viola Delgado and Benjamin Lima will discuss the influence and cultural significance of works from Latin American artists, an especially meaningful topic during September, which is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and proceeds will benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. Visit dallasartdealers.org.
Tue., Sept. 17, 2013

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