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Panel Discussion: How to Look at Mexican Art

Americas Society

February 23, 2016
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Admission is free.

In collaboration with the exhibition Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner, Americas Society and The New School will present a panel discussion with exhibition curators Gabriela Rangel and Tatiana Cuevas, with Irmgard Emmelhainz, moderated by Soyoung Yoon. The discussion will focus on Silvia Gruner’s (Mexico City, 1959) experimental cinema, photography, installation, and performance from the 1980s to the present. As a pivotal artist within Mexican contemporary art, her work touches upon critical issues such as vernacular culture in contemporary society, anti-psychoanalysis and feminism. This event is titled after a key work within Gruner’s oeuvre, How to Look at Mexican Art, which emphasizes the artist’s continual explorations on the dilemma and contradictions that are intrinsic in any given culture. 

Presented by the Visual Studies concentration at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the exhibition Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner.

Learn about the exhibition Hemispheres: A Labyrinth Sketchbook by Silvia Gruner.

Panelists:

  • Gabriela Rangel, Director, Visual Arts at Americas Society 
  • Tatiana Cuevas, Independent Curator
  • Irmgard Emmelhainz, Independent Writer, Researcher, and Professor
  • Soyoung Yoon, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School (moderator)

Event Information: Veronica Flom | vflom@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8367
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384


Image: Silvia Gruner, How to Look at Mexican Art, chromogenic print diptych, 1995.