Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism

From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism

Organized by Julia Detchon

Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas, USA 06/30/2018 – 08/26/2018

  From the 1960s to 1980s, artists around the world participated in the profound reorientation of art known as Conceptualism. Thinking critically about entrenched traditions of draftsmanship, painting, and sculpture, artists began to emphasize the idea (or concept) behind a work of art instead of the finished object. In Latin America, this shift involved more

View of From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, June 30 – August 26. Image courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art. Alfredo Portillos, Caja con jabones para distintas clases sociales [Box with bars of soap for different social classes], 1974.

All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales

All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales

Curated by Alexis Salas

Blanton Museum of Art Austin, Texas, USA 04/30/2015 – 08/09/2015

This exhibition explores dialogues between the Chicano United States and Mexico— populations whose artistic production is often exhibited separately despite shared social and cultural circumstances. From mural movements to print workshops, Mexican and Chicano art is known for its emphasis on legible graphic communication as well as its social and political aims. The artists featured

Esta exposición explora el diálogo entre los EE.UU. chicano y México—poblaciones cuya producción artística se exhibe a menudo por separado a pesar de circunstancias sociales y culturales compartidas. De los movimientos muralistas a los talleres de imprenta, el arte mexicano y chicano se conoce por su énfasis en la comunicación gráfica legible así como sus