November 24, 2013 - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) - Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales, presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
November 24, 2013

Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales, presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Wilfredo Prieto, Untitled (Globe of the World), 2002. Ink on dried pea. Photo: Oriol Tarridas.

Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales:
Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

December 4–8, 2013

Collaboration between the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

CIFO Art Space
1018 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

March 19–July 13, 2014

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

www.cifo.org
www.mfa.org

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) join forces on the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, featuring contemporary works by artists from across Latin America. Drawn from the holdings of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO, the exhibition premieres during Art Basel Miami Beach at the CIFO Art Space, December 4 through 8 and will continue on until February 23, 2014. The exhibition will travel to the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery at the MFA from March 19 through July 13, 2014.

Incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition features 61 artists from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together their works explore what it means “to be global,” when free and equal cultural exchange is still limited by the power dynamics of globalization. 

After years of underrepresentation at home and abroad, many of these artists are now leading the discourse about contemporary art’s reach across international borders, while still reflecting social and political issues at home. At CIFO, the exhibition will feature more than 80 works, while visitors to the MFA will experience 60 works in the Museum’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American art. The exhibition showcases many artists never before seen in New England, along with new installations and performances inspired by the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. The exhibition is curated by the MFA’s Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs, in consultation with Jesús Fuenmayor, Director and Chief Curator of CIFO. 

About CIFO
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to support artists who are exploring new directions in contemporary art. CIFO fosters cultural understanding and educational exchange through three primary initiatives: a Grants and Commissions Program for emerging and mid-career visual artists from Latin America; an exhibitions program showcasing work by Latin American artists and international contemporary art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the CIFO Art Space; and foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects. For more information, visit cifo.org, email info [​at​] cifo.org or call +1 305 415 6343. The CIFO Art Space is located at 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

About MFA, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is recognized for the quality and scope of its encyclopedic collection, which includes an estimated 450,000 objects. The Museum’s collection is made up of art of the Americas; art of Europe; Contemporary Art; art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; art of the Ancient World; prints, drawings, and photographs; textile and fashion arts; and musical instruments. Open seven days a week, the MFA’s hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10am–4:45pm; and Wednesday through Friday, 10am–9:45pm. Admission is free for University Members and children age 17 and younger on weekdays after 3pm, weekends, and Boston Public Schools holidays. Wednesday nights after 4pm, admission is by voluntary contribution. MFA Members are always admitted for free. For more information, visit mfa.org or call +1 617 267 9300. The MFA is located on the Avenue of the Arts at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.


 

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) present Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales
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