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.