February 5, 2020

A two-day symposium organised by the Museum of Modern Art New York, will discuss the cultural legacy of South America modern art and investigate how contemporary practices may use, expand, and dispute themes and ideas proposed by South American concrete and kinetic avant garde. With the title Sur moderno: New Perspectives on South American Abstraction and Its Legacies, the symposium will take place on 6 and 7 February 2020.


Isaac Julien will joint the first panel, alongside curator Paulo Herkenhoff, researcher María Amalia García and Essex University professor Lisa Blackmore. Inés Katzenstein, curator of Latin American Art and director of the Cisneros Institute at MoMA, will introduce the program, while Mónica Amor, from Maryland Institute College of Art, moderates. Julien will base his talk on his latest film installation Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement.


The programme is organised by the Cisneros Institute in collaboration with MoMA’s Department of Education.

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