Art and Ideas from Latin America
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Painting in an Industrial Age

Zanna Gilbert, from the Getty Research Institute, and Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, show us how Brazilian artists such as Judith Lauand and Geraldo de Barros responded to increasing societal industrialization by experimenting with industrial paints and application methods that eliminated evidence of the painter’s hand. Watch Video

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The Getty’s special collections archives include a wealth of ephemera, such as magazines, flyers, and pamphlets, related to the mid-twentieth century Concrete art movement in Latin America. Zanna Gilbert describes how these primary documents shed light on the inventive and interdisciplinary work of Concrete artists represented by a group of their works from the CPPC on loan to the Getty for a three-year investigation into their physical processes and philosophic foundations. More

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Breaking the Frame

Zanna Gilbert, from the Getty Research Institute, and Pia Gottschaller, from the Getty Conservation Institute, demonstrate how Argentine artists working in the 1940s broke the tradition of painting-as-window with shaped paintings (marcos recortados) and works that even pushed beyond the wall to blur the boundary between sculpture and painting. Watch Video

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We are proud to announce that the three in-gallery videos, produced by El Tigre Productions for the exhibition "Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros", were awarded two GLAMi awards More

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Félix Suazo discusses examples of Cuban art from the the 1970s to the present that exemplify the changing dialogue between art and politics, which has been "simultaneously oriented toward the interior of the field of art and toward the public realm ... via the critical revision and disassembling of the symbols and strategies of power." More

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