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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


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

Cite, Site, Sights

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


Repoliticizing Modernity: Military Spectacles in Venezuela

Excerpted from her book Spectacular Modernity, Lisa Blackmore’s statement posits that the political, social, and cultural forces that converged to create Venezuela’s “modern spirit” in the mid-20th century unfolded as a spectacle, revealing the spaces, practices, and aspects of life comprising the combined aesthetic and political agenda of its power relations. More

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