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Coffee talks
Where is Latin American Art? Center Stage.
Sunday, May 05
Now that a Da Vinci has headlined a Postwar and Contemporary auction, what is the role of market categories today? The panel probes this question focusing particularly on Latin American art. While art is often understood along national lines, some categories have art historical origins and others were coined and codified by market players. Terms like “Latin American art” may be helpful in marketing a group of artists, but also prove problematic, with some artists seeing them as labels that silo and marginalize their work. In this globalized and highly connected art world, are they even relevant? And why are some artists able to transcend these categories? Why isn’t Argentina-born Lucio Fontana, for instance, “Latin American”?
Margaret Carrigan
Deputy Art Market Editor, The Art Newspaper
Pablo León de la Barra
Curator at Large, Latin America, Guggenheim Museum
Leon Tovar
Leon Tovar Gallery
Natasha Degen
Professor and Chair, Art Market Studies, Fashion Institute of Technology