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Book Launch of The Mobility of Modernism

Americas Society

April 3, 2018


(Image: University of Texas Press, 2017)

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Author Dr. Harper Montgomery (Hunter College, CUNY) will present her new publication The Mobility of Modernism in a discussion with Dr. Edward Sullivan (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU). The book examines modernist artworks and criticism that circulated among a network of cities, including Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Havana, and Lima. Montgomery maps the dialogues and relationships among critics who published in avant-gardist magazines such as Amauta and Revista de Avance and artists such as Carlos Mérida, Xul Solar, and Emilio Pettoruti, among others, who championed esoteric forms of abstraction. The book was awarded the Association for Latin American Art award CAA in 2018.  

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Harper Montgomery is an assistant professor of modern and contemporary Latin American art at Hunter College, CUNY, in New York City. She is the author of several articles and books, including Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic, coedited with James Elkins.