North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection
Museum of Fine Art, Houston | June 7 – Sept. 27, 2009
Starting June 7, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (MFAH), opens North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection. This exhibit has more than 80 works in every medium from the 1920s to present. The works are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States and Venezuela. The exhibit ends September 27, 2009.
Featured artists include Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Roberto Obregón (Venezuela); Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Alfredo Volpi, Franz Weissman, Waldemar Cordeiro and Luis Sacilotto (Brazil); Xul Solar, Antonio Berni, Marta Boto, Carmelo Sobrino, Miguel Angel Ríos and Juan Carlos Distéfano (Argentina); Roberto Matta and Alfredo Jaar (Chile); David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, Gabriel de la Mora and Teresa Margolles (Mexico); Julio Alpuy, José Gurvich and Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay); and Beatriz González and Oscar Muñoz (Colombia). The exhibition will be on view through September 27, 2009, in the Upper Brown Pavilion of the Caroline Wiess Law Building.
Also featured in the exhibition are masterpieces on long-term loan to the MFAH from the Latin American Art Department’s Partners-in-Art Program.
The exhibit is organized by the art movements that have defined this collection of Latin American art. Periods include Constructivism, Kinetic and Op art, Surrealism, Latin Pop, installation art, and contemporary video. The works range from playing with light and space to social commentary.
Admission to this exhibit is included with general admission to the MFAH.