Re-Constructing Geometry: A Symposium on Latin American Abstract Art
Friday, October 5, 9:30 am–5 pm
Hemmerdinger Hall, NYU
100 Washington Square East
The Geometry of Hope represents a landmark in the display and analysis of a multitude of forms of mid-20th-century Latin American abstraction. Expanding our understanding beyond the confines of the show, the twelve international scholars taking part in this symposium will debate elements of aesthetic production from the 1930s to the 1970s, examining works by artists represented in the exhibition as well as other key figures.
Speakers include Sergio Bessa, artist, writer, and arts administrator; Estrellita Brodsky, PhD candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Vanessa Davidson, PhD candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Rubén Gallo, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University, historian of Latin American material culture; Valerie Hillings, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Ariel Jiménez, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas and New York; Sarah Montross, PhD candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU; Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Curator of Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, curator of the exhibition; Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Cecilia de Torres, scholar of modern Latin American art. Moderated by Edward J. Sullivan, NYU Dean for the Humanities and Professor of Fine Arts.
Supported by the Fundación Cisneros. Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-6780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyu.edu/greyart.