Historias: Latin American Works on Paper

On view at the RISD Museum through January 5, 2014

Artists such as Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Sebastião Salgado, Liliana Porter, and Enrique Chagoya engage with a form of history—personal, cultural, art historical, and political—as a vehicle through which to develop a distinctly Latin American identity. The featured works in Historias pay tribute to the pre-Columbian origins of the continent, comment on recent political upheavals, and enter into a conversation with art of the European traditions. Their diverse sources, ranging from the Renaissance canon of proportions to Spanish satirical poetry and 20th-century art historical trends of abstraction and Surrealism, point toward the complex and multifaceted cultural traditions of the continent.

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Image: Carlos Mérida, Kavec, Nihau y Alam, 1966. Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Modern Latin American Art. © Carlos Mérida.

Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

RISD Museum, Buonanno Works on Paper/Tsiaras Galleries
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

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Exhibition (RISD Museum)


Museum of Art




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