Art and Ideas from Latin America
Debates

This past July, a German court ruled that a publisher must pay the family of Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, copyright royalties for the publisher’s use of Goebbels’ diary. During this same month, Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz threatened to withdraw their art works on loan... More

Willys de Castro's Active Object (Yellow)

Willys de Castro's Active Object (Yellow), a work that is part of the recent Cisneros' gift to the Museum, marks an important turning point in the artist's shift from Concrete to Neo-Concrete art... More

Artists’ Cities

Carlos Salazar Lermont : Chicago, USA

If you were to be commissioned today to create an artwork “about” this city, briefly describe your proposal.

If I had to make a piece about Chicago I’d imagine a mode of fostering a televised conversation between the people of the working class and the owners of real estate companies

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Cite, Site, Sights

Traveling in Chile and Brazil in the early nineteenth century, Maria Graham distinguished herself as a naturalist, diarist, and artist, bringing her first-hand visual and verbal accounts of her journeys to a fascinated audience back home in England. Art historian Katherine Manthorne provides an overview of Graham's remarkable accomplishments. More

Cite, Site, Sights

Katherine Manthorne relates the adventures of a groundbreaking traveler artist, Maria Sibyla Merian. With her magnum opus, The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Surinam, published in 1705, Merian left an unparalleled verbal and visual record of of indigenous insects that she and her daughter, Dorothea Graff, studied and described while traveling in Surinam, also known as Dutch Guiana. More

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