Terence Gower and Mexican Modernism

The Canadian artist and his collaborators discussed select works in Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour, on view through July 17 at Americas Society.


  • Terence Gower, Artist
  • José Esparza Chong-Cuy, Director, Storefront
  • Tatiana Cuevas, Director, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City
  • Pablo Landa, Anthropologist and curator
  • Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Americas Society (moderator)

In an Americas Society discussion, Terence Gower and his collaborators discussed select pieces in the Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour exhibition and their significance in the Canadian artist's career. Tatiana Cuevas compared the exhibition with a collection of case studies and explored the importance of private collections in Mexico. José Esparza Chong-Cuy commented on Californian modernism and its relationship with Gower's work. Pablo Landa talked about Gower's connections with modernism in the public sphere in Mexico, citing works based on public buildings such as Mexico City's Tlatelolco housing complex.

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