The Latin American Forum, Spring 2018

The Latin American Forum, Spring 2018

Friday, May 4

Game Changers: Women Artists in 1970s Mexico. A conversation with Magali Lara and Mónica Mayer moderated by Carla Stellweg

Since the 1970s, artists Mónica Mayer and Magali Lara have been recognized as two of the most groundbreaking and daring figures in Mexican art. While they each take their own distinct ideological and stylistic approach, their work often confronts issues of feminism and the female body while critiquing the sociopolitical contexts in which they are located.

Mónica and Magali will be joined by renowned art historian and critic Carla Stellweg, a pioneer promoter and facilitator of Latin American art. We are incredibly pleased to have these three—who have worked together on numerous occasions—at the center of this spring’s Latin American Forum.

This forum — generously funded by the Institute of Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) and coordinated by Professor Edward J. Sullivan — invites distinguished visiting lecturers to the Institute to foster greater understanding and recognition of Latin American art around the world. For more information on ISLAA, click here.

Don’t forget to RSVP to this event! If you are unable to attend, livestreaming will be available .

Follow this link to see our panelists’ bios.


The Duke House Exhibition Series brings contemporary art to the walls of the Institute’s landmarked James B. Duke House. (Website in Construction).


Photo Credits: María Magdalena Campos Pons, Bin Bin Lady, The Papaya, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco