This event brings together Dr. Pepe Karmel (New York University), Dr. Megan Sullivan (University of Chicago) and Dr. Ana Maria Franco (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá) for three presentations and a lively panel discussion facilitated by the curators of Kenneth Kemble and Silvia Torras: The Formative Years 1956-63.
Expanding on the Duke House Exhibition’s major themes, the presentations will offer greater insight and context into the formal and political dimensions of Informalista practices in Argentina and the greater region of Latin America, highlighting hemispheric connections in gestural abstraction at the time.
About the exhibition: The exhibition highlights a decisive period in the intertwined, yet individual, practices of the two Argentine Informalista artists against the backdrop of their personal, romantic relationship. Curated by MA students Clara Maria Apostolatos, Martina Lentino, Nicasia Solano, and Juul Van Haver, the exhibition is open February 23 - May 27, 2022 at the James B. Duke House of the Institute of Fine Arts.
The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) provided funding and extensive archival and research support with special assistance from Julieta Kemble. The paintings on view are on generous loan from the ISLAA collection.