Announcing the Fifth Annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture by Mari Carmen Ramírez, “Marks, Materials, and Matrices: Experimental Printmaking and Drawing Practices in Latin America” (New York, 24 Jan 2020)
The Association of Print Scholars would like to invite you to the upcoming Fifth Annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture being delivered by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art & Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Dr. Ramírez’ lecture, “Marks, Materials, and Matrices: Experimental Printmaking and Drawing Practices in Latin America,” will be held on Friday, January 24 at 3 PM, followed a Q&A and reception afterwards.
In this talk, well-known curator and Latin American art scholar Mari Carmen Ramírez will take the audience through her personal and professional journey through prints and drawings in Latin America, focusing primarily on experimental practices by artists known for pushing the limits of these venerable media. In addition to highlighting the achievements of the Puerto Rican Graphic Arts Movement, Ramírez will engage the work of a handful of major artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela who have constituted the focus of her research and curatorial endeavors over the last three decades.
Martin E. Segal Theater
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Since seating is limited, please RSVP early to reserve your place by visiting the ‘External Link’ below.
Please note that this lecture will be recorded and available online for those who are unable to attend.
We hope to see you there!
Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and founding Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2001-the present).
Prior to that, she was curator of Latin American Art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art and adjunct lecturer in the department of art and art history, both at The University of Texas at Austin (1989-2001). She received a Ph. D. in Art History from the University of Chicago.
Ramírez has curated numerous exhibitions of Latin American art including the recent exhibitions Beatriz González: A Retrospective (MFAH-PAMM, 2019, with Tobias Ostrander) and Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino-American Collection (MFAH, 2019).
At the ICAA, Ramírez conceptualized and oversees the continental initiative Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project. She is also chief co-editor with Héctor Olea for the Yale University Press book series Critical Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art. In addition to her work with Latin American art, Ramírez has published widely on a broad range of topics that include the relationship of this art to identity politics, multiculturalism, globalization, and curatorial practice.
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