Exhibitions in Latin American Museums in 2018
Posted on January - 25 - 2018
If we focus our attention on the South, to three significant museums there will be solo exhibitions dedicated to three essential artists. Here are some exhibitions to keep an eye out for the first couple of months of 2018.
David Lamelas, A Life of Their Own
Malba, Buenos Aires
Considered one of the pioneers in conceptual art and was especially active in the 60’. He initially gained international attention for his work Office of Information about the Vietnam War at Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text, and Audio, which he presented in the 1968 Venice Biennale, and in 1972 he participated in Documenta 5, at Kassel. This exhibition is part of the A Life of Their Own is part of the Getty’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA project. His work is very influential and important in the evolution of Latin American contemporary art.
Learning to read with John Baldessari
Jumex Museum, Mexico City
In one of the most prominent museums of Latin America, located in the vibrant city of Mexico City, a major survey of 80 works by John Baldessari. One of the most influential artists of the last decades, the present exhibition display his paintings and his iconic photo-collages, videos, sculptures, and more items that span for more than a half a century. Baldessari continually investigated how image and languages collide and collude, through humor. The exhibition opened the 11 of November until the 8 of April.
Carlos Motta, Formas de libertad
Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin
Carlos Motta is one of the recognized Colombian artists of his generation. Having studied at Bard College, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts. The exhibition is a comprehensive array of almost 20 years of production, where he experimented with photography, performance, and installations. His work follows two diverging theme lines, one dealing with the political and social injustices in Colombia, and the second one dealing with minority groups. The exhibition will still be open until the 18 February.
Be sure to keep an eye out for future exhibitions.
By: Gabriela Martinez de la Hoz
Carlos Motta. Courtesy: MAMM