American Utopias: Constructive Horizons. The Latin American Perspective. Cisneros Collection, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Center of Study of Modernity, University of Texas at Austin

This book reviews an ideological conflict between the concepts of universality and specificity within the framework of modern Venezuelan art. The author links the “utopia” of celebrating one’s own culture and popular forms, with the “utopia” of abstract and universal art, identifying such “utopianism” as an important element in the representation of idyllic American landscapes.

This text was presented as a conference in the series Constructive Horizons: The Latin American Perspective, a research and art loan program sponsored by the FC/CPPC, the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and the Center for the Study of Modernity of the University of Texas, Austin.