November Public Programs

November Public Programs

Americas Society

Archive for Sale, a Sacrificial Act, 2007
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Image courtesy of the artists.

November 5, 2008


680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
T: 212.249.8950

DialogueA Conversation between Fernando Bryce and Miriam Basilio 
From the series Vis-à-Vis: Dialogues between Artists and Curators from the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 PM


Fernando Bryce, Artist
Miriam Basilio, Assistant Professor of Art History, Museum Studies, New York University
Fernando Bryce’s artworks narrate alternative versions of history throughout a series of drawings that reproduce images, documents, and texts, elaborating new meanings and contexts. Bryce will converse with Basilio, addressing issues of authorship, historical legitimacy, and the contradictions of modernity as a universal discourse. Reception to follow.

This program will be the opening event of PINTA, the Latin American Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art, that comes back to the city this Fall for its second year. PINTA will take place from November 13th to 16th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building, NY.

Event organized in collaboration with PINTA Art, LLC. The reception is generously supported by Alexander and Bonin Gallery, NY and Galerie Barbara Thumm.

Panel discussion 
A Conversation with Tercerunquinto

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 PM


Julio Castro, artist, Tercerunquinto
Gabriel Cázares, artist, Tercerunquinto
Rolando Flores, artist, Tercerunquinto
Eungie Joo, Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at New Museum, New York
Taiyana Pimentel, Independent Curator, Mexico City

Tercerunquinto is a collective formed by Castro, Cázares and Flores that jointly manipulate architectural elements to change the spatial dynamics of interior and exterior spaces, in order to examine their limits and to alter their functions. The artists will discuss their work with Joo and Pimentel. Reception to follow.

In collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.

TalkArt Deco in Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 PM


Márcio Alves Roiter, artist, President of Art Déco Brasil Institute

A point of reference for Art Deco in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro stimulates lovers of the style to wander the streets of the city attentive to gates, halls, entryways, façades and entire buildings. Brazil’s capital until 1960, the city lived its own “Belle Époque” at its apogee during the first half of the 20th century. Márcio Alves Roiter will give a lecture on Brazilian Art Deco and its aboriginal origins.

This program is organized in conjunction with the Art Deco Society of New York


Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)Formed by Color
Guest curator: Estrellita B. Brodsky 
Assistant curator: Isabela Villanueva

On view through Saturday, December 13, 2008
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00 PM
Free Admission

Americas Society presents Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of Latin America’s Kinetic art masters, in his first solo show at a major United States cultural institution. Focusing on the relationship between color and perception, the exhibition seeks to correct the limited understanding and visibility of Cruz-Diez’s work in the United States.

Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)Formed by Color features Cromosaturación, a site-specific environment designed by the artist for the Americas Society’s gallery. Initially conceived of in 1965, this groundbreaking artwork consists of three separate light-infused color chambers of red, green and blue. The real content of the work is the visitor’s experience of walking through the shifting chromatic space and interacting over time to his or her own physical movement. In addition the exhibition will include several early Fisicromías, a series of changeable chromatic structures that the artist initiated in 1959. These offer insight into the thinking process behind the artist’s exploration of the liberating, participatory experience of color projected into space. Barely known in the United States, Cruz-Diez is considered a pioneer in the use of color as a participatory tool as well as a visionary who pushed the boundaries of art towards everyday life.

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