Modernidad devoradora / Modernité dévorante. Femmes artistes latino-américaines d'une modernité subalterne.
"Understanding Modernity within different Latin-American contexts would be impossible without the crucial work of many different female Latin-American artists, who not only brought about a rapid reversal in the hierarchy of gender, but also progressed in their own work and accomplished so much in the political field, thereby helping us with our conception of what is nowadays called the Postcolonial Discourse. Within the Brazilian, Argentinean and Mexican contexts many examples can be studied to help us understand the influence of political and social issues on these womens work. Through the work of Tarsila do Amaral, Maria Izquierdo and Nahui Olin, or even Alicia Penalba (among many other female artists), we can come to understand the crucial transformation of Modernity into a liberating essence."
Agustín Pérez Rubio has been the Artistic Director of MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, since May 2014. He was the Chief Curator and Director of the MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon) from 2003 to 2013, where he organised individual exhibitions of major artists such as Pierre Huyghe, Julie Mehretu, Dora García, Pipiloti Rist, Harun Farocki, Ana Laura Aláez, Ugo Rondinone, and Lara Almarcegui. Working as an independent curator, he has curated shows by artists such as SUPERFLEX, Sophie Calle, Rosangela Rennó, and many group shows thematically related to gender, linguistics, architecture and politics.
At the MALBA, he has developed a socio-political programme dedicated to female Latin-American artists. Teresa Burga, Annemarie Heinrich, Claudia Andujar, Alicia Penalba and Mirtha Dermisache have figured among the artists included in this programme of exhibitions. Pérez Rubio has also developed with Andrea Giunta a new curatorial presentation of the MALBA collection entitled VERBOAMERICA: a postcolonial revision of the collection. Also at MALBA, he has curated individual shows of work by artists such as Yoko Ono, Voluspa Jarpa, Alexander Apostol and Carlos Motta.