21 Feb 2023

Transatlantic encounters: Latin American artists in Interwar Paris

Michele Greet
Paris, France
The École des modernités At the Institut Giacometti

A true hub of the art world between World War I and World War II, Paris was a diverse and multicultural capital, welcoming new international perspectives.

This lecture will examine the interaction of Latin American artists such as Diego Rivera, Manuel Ortiz de Zárate or Tarsila do Amaral with European artists and critics of the period, as well as their main contributions to the Parisian art scene between the two wars.

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Michele Greet is Professor of modern Latin American art history at George Mason University and Director of the Art History program. She is author of Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars, 1918-1939 (Yale University Press: 2018) and Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960 (Penn State University Press: 2009).

She is co-editor, with Gina McDaniel Tarver, of the anthology Art Museums of Latin America: Structuring Representation (Routledge: 2018). She has written exhibition catalogue essays on modern Latin American art for many museums including MoMA (New York), Museu de Arte de São Paulo, El Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and El Museo del Barrio. She is currently working on a book entitled Abstraction in the Andes, 1950-1970.

On Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 pm

Lecture in English, on Zoom only

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Transatlantic encounters: Latin American artists in Interwar Paris

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