October 23, 2007 - Americas Society - Vis-à-Vis
October 23, 2007

Vis-à-Vis

Vis-à-Vis: Dialogues between Artists and Curators from the Western Hemisphere
Analia Segal and Deborah Cullen

Thursday, October 25, 6 PM

680 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
T: (212) 249 8950
F: (212) 249 5868

www.americas-society.org

Artist Analia Segal, recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, converses with Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio. Segal and Cullen will discuss the legacy of Argentine artistic dematerialization, particularly as it sets a context for global practitioners like Segal, working in the wake of such tendencies. Segal is a featured artist in El Museo’s 5th Bienal: The (S) Files.

This event is organized in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio.
Cocktail reception to follow.

Free Admission

Reservations are required.
Please email culture@americas-society.org or call (212) 277 8359

Vis-à-Vis: Dialogues between Artists and Curators from the Western Hemisphere
Teresa Margolles and Maura Reilly

Thursday, November 1
6 PM

For more than a decade artist Teresa Margolles has been appropriating or manipulating human remains in her practice. Margolles, who was part of the artists collective SEMEFO, whose name derived from the forensic medical services in Mexico City, pushes the notion of the abject, creating a powerful body of works that deal with violence and spirituality. According to critic Cuauhtémoc Medina, her work “transformed the morgue into her lab (…)” The artist invited Maura Reilly, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, to discuss her work in a broader context.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Cocktail reception to follow.

Reservations are required.

Currently on view
Beginning with a Bang! From Confrontation to Intimacy
An Exhibition of Argentine Contemporary Artists 1960-2007

Guest Curator: Victoria Noorthoorn
September 28, 2007 to January 5, 2008

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-6 PM

Beginning with a Bang! presents a selection of action-based projects by artists working in Buenos Aires and New York as well as a documentary section exploring the rich historical foundations that link these projects to the 1960s and 1970s.

Exhibition catalogue available through Harvard University Press.

Upcoming Public Programs:

Panel Discussion: Alex Alberro and Ana Longoni on “Destruction in Argentine Art from the 1960s and 1970s”
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.

About Us
Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship. Americas Society unites opinion leaders to exchange ideas and develop solutions to the challenges facing the Americas today.

Visitors Info
All listed events are free, open to the public and take place at Americas Society, unless noted otherwise. For wheelchair access, kindly call in advance.
We are located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, in New York City.
For more information, visit www.americas-society.org If you have questions or comments, please email us at culture@americas-society.org.

Image above:
Left to right: Analia Segal, Carl, blue (detail) 2006, floor installation, variable dimensions, tiles: 12 x 12 inches, carpet tiles, rubber. Courtesy of the artist.
Teresa Margolles, In the air, Frankfurt, 2003, soap bubbles made out of water
from the morgue of Mexico City used to wash corpses prior to autopsy.
Image courtesy of the artist

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