Argentine Art of the 1960s: Writings of the Avant-Garde. A presentation of the anthology. The book surveys the development of performance art, media art, and political art in Argentina during that extraordinarily fertile and dynamic period. Essays by Jorge Romero Brest and Oscar Masotta, and many texts by artists
In recent writings and exhibitions on postwar art, the Argentine avant-garde has emerged as one of the most vital and original of the 1960s. Just published by MoMA, Listen, Here, Now! surveys the development of performance art, media art, and political art in Argentina during that extraordinarily fertile and dynamic period. The speakers at this event discuss the key figures and events and place them in context for an international audience.
LUIS CAMNITZER, Artist and Curator, New York
ANDREA GIUNTA, Professor of contemporary Latin American art, University of Buenos Aires
INES KATZENSTEIN, Editor of Listen, Here, Now!; Curator at Malba-Coleccion Costantini, Buenos Aires
MARTA MINUJIN, Artist, Buenos Aires
Listen, Here, Now! is the first book to explore the intense, internationally significant developments in Argentine art of the 1960s through English translations of the original documents of the time. An anthology of invaluable primary source material on the development of performance art, media art, and political art in Argentina, it includes key essays by two of the most brilliant Argentine art critics of the period, Jorge Romero Brest and Oscar Masotta, and many texts by artists: manifestos, letters, lectures, and project notes.
The publication was generously sponsored by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional support was provided by Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Emilio Ambasz, Eduardo Costantini and Malba-Coleccion Costantini, Mauro and Luz Herlitzka, Fundacion Espigas, and Diana and Rafael Vinoly.
The publication is the second in a series of documentary anthologies initiated by the Museum's International Program, the first of which was Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s, published in 2002.
Listen, Here, Now! Argentine Art in the 1960s. Writings of the Avant-Garde
Edited by Ines Katzenstein and, in part, by Andrea Giunta
95 illustrations; 304 pages (2004); paperback
Available Now. Published by The Museum of Modern Art
Image: Alberto Greco. Vito dito series. 1962. Courtesy Lourdes Castro, Archives KWY. Photograph by Rene Bertholo.
Buenos Aires: Words, Images, and Frontiers in Art from the Glittering Sixties
A presentation of the anthology Listen, Here, Now! Argentine Art of the 1960s: Writings of the Avant-Garde
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
This event is made possible by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and is organized by the Museum's International Program.
Tickets are available at the lobby information desk and the Film and Media desk.
For further information please call (212) 708-9476.
The Museum of Modern Art
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