This Monday evening, the Visual & Critical Studies program will present “Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg,” our second entry in this semester’s Art in the First Person lecture series.
Last June, after an intense traveling schedule visiting over 16 countries in Latin America, Pablo León de la Barra inaugurated Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, an exhibition of over 50 works that closes on October 1, 2014 at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
This conversation will cover the making of the exhibition, as well as Mr. León de la Barra’s idiosyncratic and peripatetic career that paved the way to the Guggenheim Museum’s initiative to include the art from Latin America in their permanent collection. Among the topics under consideration is Mr. León de la Barra’s unique combination of his architectural background with art making, and how this opens up surprising new exhibition models in spaces that are beyond convention.
“Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg” will take place at SVA this Monday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in Room 101C at 133 West 21 Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Recently, I wrote about a review of Under the Same Sun by VCS alumna Lucia Hinojosa that was published in the latest issue of The Brooklyn Rail. If you haven’t already seen it, you can find it here.