The Latin American Forum, Spring 2015

The Latin American Forum, Spring 2015

Thursday, February 5

The Visual Culture of Occultism: Surrealist Women Artists in Context

Susan Aberth

Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College


Tuesday, March 10

A Round Table on Curating Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Americas


Richard AsteCurator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum

Gabriela RangelDirector of Visual Arts, The Americas Society

Pablo León de la BarraUBS MAP Curator of Latin American Art, Guggenheim Museum

Iria CandelaEstrellita Brodsky Curator of Modern Latin American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deborah CullenDirector and Chief Curator, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

Rocio Aranda-AlvaradoCurator, El Museo del Barrio

Randall GriffeyAssociate Curator of Modern American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Moderated by Edward SullivanHelen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art; Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences


Tuesday, May 5

Digital Torres-García

A special panel discussion on the Uruguayan modernist artist, Joaquín Torres-García, moderated by Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, NYU.


Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art; Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Cecilia de Torres, Head of the catalogue raisonné project on the artist.

Susanna Temkin, IFA Ph.D. Candidate and Research and Archive Specialist, Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.

About the event:

Please join us for a special panel discussion to celebrate the release of the online catalogue raisonné of the paintings and sculptures of the Uruguayan modernist artist Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949). The culmination of over forty years of research, the online catalogue raisonné is a comprehensive, scholarly resource for information related to the artistic production of Torres-García, the artist credited for bringing abstraction to the Americas and best regarded as the creator of the theory of Universalismo Constructivo (Constructive Universalism).

This panel will feature a demonstration of the catalogue raisonné, a presentation of the history of the project, and insight onto the scholarly possibilities offered by the release of this online portal.

Following this May 5th event, the Joaquín Torres-García catalogue raisonné will be available to the general public at


Monday, May 11

Jaime Davidovich: Pioneer in Video and Conceptual Art


Julieta Gonzalez, Adjunct Curator, Modern Art e São Paulo and Chief Curator, Júmex Collection, Mexico; (Curator of Jaime Davidovich: Adventures of the Avant-Garde on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts).

Carla Stellweg, Professor, School of Visual Arts and independent curator.

Daniel Quiles, Assistant Professor of Art History, School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

About the event:

Jaime Davidovich (originally from Argentina but a longtime residence of New York) is known for his pioneering work in video and television practice of the 1970s and early 1980s through Cable Soho and the Artists’ Television Network. Yet his trajectory in the broader field of conceptual art includes many other visual options that he has used during the years.

This event will feature the artist and is coordinated with a major exhibition of his work at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, as well as another show at the Henrique Faria Gallery, Manhattan. Scholars of Conceptualism in Latin America will analyze his art and hold a dialogue with the artist.