The panel will discuss how Latin American art in the mid-twentieth century has shaped and reimagined the relationship between art and its public, as well as the role of the spectator in the realization of the artwork. Alexander Alberro's recent publication 'Abstraction in Reverse: The reconfigured spectator in mid-twentieth-century Latin American art' will serve as a basis for this discussion. What significance did the art of Latin American artists have during this time? What role did both artist and public play in the process of creating the artwork? And to what extent did this movement evolve across South America and Europe?
Alexander Alberro, Art Critic, and Professor of Art History, Barnard College, New York; Kaira Cabañas, Associate Professor of Global Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville
Moderator: Christian Viveros-Fauné, Art Critic and Curator, New York
Access: Open to the public and free of charge