Jaime Davidovich: Avant-Garde Adventures from Buenos Aires to SoHo and Beyond

May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Celeste Bartos Theater 4 West 54 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

To celebrate the release of the book Jaime Davidovich in conversation with/en conversación con Daniel R. Quiles, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) will present the panel discussion Jaime Davidovich: Avant-Garde Adventures from Buenos Aires to SoHo and Beyond, related to the publication at The Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theater.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1936, pioneer multi-disciplinary artist Jaime Davidovich worked for most of his professional life in New York. His career in Argentina and the U.S. included teaching, painting, conceptual work, design, as well as work in video and television, often in collaboration with others. As a fixture on the SoHo-based experimental art scene of the 1970s and 1980s, Davidovich worked in a broad variety of media throughout his long career, including video, painting, and installation, while also establishing himself as an activist and public-access television producer.

This panel discussion will look at different aspects of Davidovich’s rich career at the forefront of innovations in art and mass media.
The speakers:
Daniel R. Quiles, author of the publication and Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago;
Julieta González, Artistic Director at Museo Jumex in Mexico City and Adjunct Curator of modern and contemporary art at MASP, São Paulo;
Sina Najafi, co-founder and editor-in-chief of New York based Cabinet magazine and curator of Jaime Davidovich: “The Live! Show;”
Andrew Lampert, artist, teacher and former Curator of Collections of the Anthology Film Archives.

Moderated by Stuart Comer, MoMA’s Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art.